Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: December 22, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
52
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 33 Critics
Positive:
17
Mixed:
8
Negative:
8
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88
There's scarcely a scene in which the actors, action and sound track aren't cranked up to maximum intensity.
75
A kinetically charged gridiron drama that is enormous fun to watch.
75
Though there are helmets deeper than this movie, you do have to admire the level of screen showmanship .
75
A turbocharged and pungently enjoyable take on the sport so many observers see - Stone, of course, included - as a reflection of the darker side of American life.
75
If this rousing, technically dazzling movie doesn't get you going, then you probably didn't like football to being with.
63
A testosterone- and cliché-fueled epic that will have some hoping for sudden death as it stumbles toward the three-hour mark.
58
Though intermittently entertaining, it's too long and rarely insightful in new or meaningful ways.
50
Ends up less than the sum of its many, often interesting parts.
45
Crammed with interesting ideas, visuals, and people, but Stone buries it all in a s--tstorm of technique.
30
Oliver Stone must learn that edgy photography does not substitute for a story with substance.