Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: December 22, 1999
6.3
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Generally favorable reviews based on 48 Ratings
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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 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". Expand
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LevS.Jul 16, 2008
Great movie. Just lags a bit towards the end. I'm from Australia so I know nothing about NFL. But that doesn't matter, the story is remarkably poignant. Wonderful editing. Watch this movie. You may learn something.
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jefff.Aug 25, 2005
The MTV style of editing made me sick. Even the football scenes were badly done.If not for the Blair Witch project this would be the worst movie of 99.
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PigBenisJun 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.
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LokathorDec 28, 2014
I watched the director's cut version of this film, and it was pretty solid most of the way through. For a while near the end it slows down a bit and doesn't seem to have any sort of focus, but then in the final segment it comes back togetherI watched the director's cut version of this film, and it was pretty solid most of the way through. For a while near the end it slows down a bit and doesn't seem to have any sort of focus, but then in the final segment it comes back together nicely enough. Expand
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7
sammieteeMay 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.
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smiyamotNov 29, 2015
At the time, this movie was way out there. A combination of rap music, cut throat business decisions, the player's personal problems, the coach's relationship to the owner, all wrapped up in a pro football team. The usual sports "behind theAt the time, this movie was way out there. A combination of rap music, cut throat business decisions, the player's personal problems, the coach's relationship to the owner, all wrapped up in a pro football team. The usual sports "behind the scenes" type movie but with comic twists to keep it from getting to tedious. The biggest claim to fame would be the camera being right on top of the players, rather than being way back showing the whole formation. The Arena Football League did this to try and capture the close up excitement. Life imitates art. Expand
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