When the Game Stands Tall

2014-11-14 10:30
 
What's it about:

The remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

What the critics say:

We've seen the 'Full eyes, clear hearts, can't lose' ethic before on screen, and more winningly dramatized, but When the Game Stands Tall does a good, and family-friendly, job of encapsulating Ladouceur's 'winning' approach...
- Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews

Ultimately, though, it's as sappy and superficial as its title-it feels good on the surface, but it doesn't mean much at all.
- Andrew Johnson, Movie Mezzanine

Caviezel's performance is so low-key, it almost feels like he's standing on the sidelines of the movie in which he's supposed to be starring.
- Neil Pond, American Profile

It is the kind of family film that seeks to negate criticism of any type by declaring itself "clean" and "decent" and ultimately spiritual.
- Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot

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