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7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 3 out of 43

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Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
  1. 75
    A kinetically charged gridiron drama that is enormous fun to watch.
  2. Stone is an undeniably stylish director, and his talent for conveying intense emotion is well put to use here. But more often Stone's in-your-face technique is as exhausting as his steroid-enhanced players.
  3. This energetic and diverting sports soap opera throws a few head fakes in the direction of an iconoclastic examination of the dark side of professional football.