Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  1. There's scarcely a scene in which the actors, action and sound track aren't cranked up to maximum intensity.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. KingF.
    Aug 4, 2006
    The movie starts out with a bang, but falls apart toward the end due to too many plot threads, which leaves you with a lack of understanding of most, if not all, of the characters. It doesn't help that the football action plays more like Madden '06 than a real football game. And this is yet another Pacino performance that he just seems to be mailing in. That still means capability, but you expect more from Pacino than "capable". Full Review »
  2. May 1, 2013
    Very good sports movie! I like the struggle between new and old players. Al Pacino and Jamie Foxx did an amazing job. This movie is definitely worth watching. Full Review »
  3. Jun 8, 2011
    Al Pacino is the highlight, but it rises about the majority of American Football movies. Some of the Oliver Stone overwork is present, but overall a very enjoyable movie. Stay around for the credits. Full Review »