josh.terry.3954's Review of When the Game Stands Tall

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Like 2004’s “Friday Night Lights,” which was also based on a true story, “When the Game Stands Tall” wisely puts its focus on the characters inside the football pads rather than getting carried away with the games themselves. But Peter Berg’s direction of “Friday Night Lights” put a distinctive style on a sharp story, where Thomas Carter hasn’t quite brought “When the Game Stands Tall” into focus. None of these flaws are critical wounds to the film’s overall feel, which, aside from some annoying product placement by way of the fine people at Dick’s Sporting Goods, comes across as sincere. But the flaws will be enough to keep “When the Game Stands Tall” from rising to the upper level of inspiring sports movies... See Full Review
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Okfor ages12+