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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38

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  1. Dec 19, 2011
    0
    I hated this film, Felt no emotion what so ever and I love Drama movies. The acting was below average but oddly enough it was the Rock at his best imo (from the other movies I have seen with him in it). It simply didnt work out.
  2. Apr 15, 2012
    9
    This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. It has it's funny moments, dramatic and sad moments, and action scenes. It's an emotional journey based on a true story. This is not a film to be missed.
  3. Sep 9, 2012
    8
    Gridiron Gang is a very inspirational true story about a group of juvenile delinquents coming together to form a football team. Although it is very easy to compare it to The Longest Yard, i think Gridiron Gang holds a more meaningful message. This movie is a root for the underdog, classic football story, that is truly inspiring.
  4. May 25, 2014
    6
    Another football movie based on true events this one though follows a group of teenagers at a juvenile detention center and with the help of their counselor (Dwayne Johnson) they work together to become a team and not just a bunch of punk kids that society will never accept. For the most part the film centers around Dwayne Johnson and his struggles to keep this team together. There is also Jade Yorker a kid that is shipped off to the detention camp after he shot at some guy in a store also he killed his moms boyfirend becuase they were fighing over her boyfriend hitting her. Dwayne Johnson does a great performance as the coach however the rest of the cast is pretty much forgettable and the movie is filled with stupid cliche events. its ok but id recommend it to people only if they havnt seen it and like the genre.

    Overall i give it a 6.0
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Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Bill Gallo
    50
    Never mind the obvious parallels to "The Longest Yard" and "Remember the Titans"; what we get here is one huge, indigestible sports movie platitude.
  2. Parades itself as an ''honest'' message movie, a call for troubled kids to choose life over street nihilism, but the picture is so earnest that it leaves out the easy, old-school pleasure conjured by the last few years of Disney sports flicks (Invincible, Miracle, The Rookie).
  3. 50
    In a true-life sports tale like the recent "Invincible," you buy into all the inspirational clich├ęs because the characters have inner lives and the movie is about something bigger; here, you keep hoping for something bad to happen to somebody just for the sake of balance.