Greater

2016

Action / Biography / Family / Sport

66
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 64%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 94%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 3114

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Neal McDonough as Marty Burlsworth
Quinton Aaron as Coach Aaron
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ward 2 / 10

I have to sack this

As a Christian, nothing I hare more than dishonest piety. They turned a great story about a great person that was Christian and made it an American sermon about God using a football player like he was a donkey. If you want to preach to non-believers, show them that Christians are just ordinary people with an extraordinary gift of Faith. This movie is so predictable. Written for a 3rd grader. Acted poorly...beyond poor. This movie is preaching to the choir which is not what Jesus did. This is not a movie that Jesus would do. This is what the Pharisees would do. Cultural Christianity without any merit. I want this story retold by a great director with great actors and writers that have done more than children's books. The Croods is an example of a Christian message about Faith, Hope and Love that reached 1000 times more people around the world than Greater will ever imagine. Incompetence movie making is not an effective Evangelical tool. The 10/10 reviews is a clear campaign to promote religious dogma which is not WWJD. BTW...shame on Hollywood for ignoring a great story that puts Rudy to shame.

Reviewed by martinmayfield-64396 8 / 10

Know what you're getting into

If you know, going into the movie, that there are strong Christian themes, then I don't think it is too off-putting for someone who is not a Christian. I am a Christian, so my perspective may be different, but I didn't find it to be "preachy." Now, to the movie itself..the story of Brandon Burlsworth is "made for movie" material, and I think the script does Brandon's story justice. The Farmer character was a great device to help draw out Marty's inner struggle. Neal McDonough just killed it as Marty--I have a new appreciation for his acting chops. Leslie Easterbrook did yeoman's work as the mother. But my biggest problem was with Severio's acting. I want to be kind, but this role was just too big for Chris, and I don't believe he filled the shoes. He's likable, but that's just not enough to carry the role...sorry. But overall, definitely worth watching.

Reviewed by jacobs-greenwood 8 / 10

One of the best family movies you've likely never heard of

I'm not even sure how I heard about this one; it seems to have suffered from a lack of advertising. Not only was I unaware of the movie, I didn't know the story of Brandon Burlsworth, arguably the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.

Boy am I glad I do now and, if you too have seen, I think we owe it to the filmmakers to make sure that it becomes widely known. It's a terrific family movie, and a great story about perseverance, character, and doing the right thing whether anyone is watching or not (because someone always is).

Burlsworth was a football player from humble beginnings without the natural size or giftedness that so many athletes are born with, so he had to work hard to become an All American offensive lineman at the University of Arkansas (aka the Razorbacks), and was eventually drafted in the third round by the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, in the late 1990's. Unfortunately he was killed in an automobile accident before he was to play at the professional level.

Brandon's faith in God was a large part of his story, his influence and the positive example he was to others, and his legacy continues today through foundations, scholarships, awards and trophies that are given in his name annually to help others.

Chris Severio plays Brandon while Leslie Easterbrook is his loving and faithful mother Barbara, who raised him without his absent, alcoholic father Leo (Michael Parks). Much of the narrative is realized through the eyes of his older brother (16 years his senior) Marty, played by Neal McDonough, who struggles with his own belief through a conversation with "Old Scratch" (Nick Searcy).

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