It’s a story at once familiar and unique, and most captivating in its portrait of amateur athletic life as a series of constant challenges--in and out of pads--and a gauntlet of ever-present uncertainties.
One day I just happened upon this show. I had never heard of it and didn't even know it was coming out as I hadn't seen any advertising by Netflix. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. Everything just seemed so raw following these aspiring athletes as they chase their dream. I found myself binge watching the entire season in one sitting. I can't wait for the next season.
Amazing, amazing show for any sports fan! I had heard of this documentary but I had no idea just how good it was going to be. The shots were so well done, the sound clear and subtitles at just the right times. The raw emotions gave great insight into exactly what was at stake and who the players were. Well done! Let's have season 2!
How do you balance the game that you’ve played and loved since a child with the obligation to become an adult? That’s the question that hums through Last Chance U, and the show is cleverly structured in the way that it devotes the final act of at least the two episodes I’ve seen to that week’s game.
Director Greg Whiteley emphasizing moments of gridiron glory at the expense of diving deeper into the psychology of the athletes. And though that feels like a missed opportunity, it can’t be said that he doesn’t know his audience. For those with a love of the game, this peek inside a premier small college program is a stimulating, singular all-access pass.
Whitely succeeds in the basic goal of Last Chance U, which is to make you care about the success or failure of a JUCO football team in Mississippi. ... Maybe the next four episodes will offer more Scooba, more variations on the redemptive "last chance" theme and perhaps an introduction to a jock willing and able to read "The Most Dangerous Game."
I had heard of this documentary but I had no idea how amazing it was going to be. The photography and music were so well done, the sound clear and subtitles at just the right times. The raw emotions gave great insight into exactly what was at stake and who the players were. Well done! Let's have season 2!
I had no idea what I was getting into when I decided to watch this. Beautifully shot, deeply emotional, and full of complex human stories. Last Chance is more of an exploration of human motivation and personal aspirations than a simple football reality show. Jeez, it even made me cry a couple times.
Last Chance U isn't literally the greatest thing everyone's ever seen, but that doesn't stop them for loving it. I keep all the last chances and call them first chances while everyone goes to Netflix and see it.
What a show, you could set yourself up as a documentary team a thousand times and not get the sort of outcome this one did. Football, pressure, life choices, desire to win, all wrapped up for coaches & players alike. Recommended.