When the Game Stands Tall

2014

Action / Drama / Family / Sport

120
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 18%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 14102

Synopsis


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Cast

Alexander Ludwig as Chris Ryan
Jim Caviezel as Bob Ladouceur
Matthew Daddario as Danny Ladouceur
Laura Dern as Bev Ladouceur
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813.62 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 55 min
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 55 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kz917-1 7 / 10

Religious Inspirational done Correctly

Following the true live events of the De La Salle High School Spartans and their epic coach Bob Ladouceur who at one time had a 151 game winning streak. What happens when the champions become the underdogs? A senseless murder occurs of a promising young player... Will the coach, players, alumni recover and soldier on? This film talks about brotherhood and family in ways that all athletes could stand to be reminded of. Fantastic movie.

Reviewed by zkonedog 4 / 10

Good Story, But Lacking In Real Emotion

As a big sports fan (with football near the top of that list), I am usually a sucker for these kinds of movies. I can watch "We Are Marshall" at just about any time, I enjoyed every episode of "Friday Night Lights", and am easily "hooked in" by an inspiring sports tale. Unfortunately, I found "When The Game Stands Tall" to be a bit sup-par in the area of truly firing my emotions.

For a basic plot summary, this movie tells the story of the De La Salle high school Spartans, who at one point in their history enjoyed a consecutive win streak of 151 games in their football program. But what happens when the cart ends up in front of the horse and the streak overshadows the true nature of high school football? That is the issue that Coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) wrestles with for nearly the entire film.

For those who have not watched a ton of sports fiction, you may rate this better than I. It is an inspiring story, to be sure, and the film does a good job of "telling it straight". It covers all the right ground and hits all the notes that a film like this needs to do in order to be successful.

The problem? Never once during "When The Game Stands Tall" did I truly feel emotionally invested in the proceedings. I think this was for a number of reasons, one of which simply being that I've seen better in other films/TV shows. There is nothing about "Game" that sets it above (or really even apart) from other fare besides the true story it is telling. Even the acting was a bit shaky for me. None of the players stood out, while Caviezel isn't given an opportunity to really emote. I know he CAN as I've seen him do it in other films, but I felt like this time he spoke in the same, measured voice he is known for and always had the same expression on his face. I wanted to like him more and get a better understanding of what "made him tic", but this movie would always seem to pull away and instead just skim the surface.

Thus, "When The Game Stands Tall" ended up being a 2.5 star movie for me. I was really excited to see it going into the theater, but that excitement did not translate into the greatest movie experience. I can appreciate the story and why director Thomas Carter wanted to put it up on the big screen, but I wish I could have FELT more and THOUGHT less while I was watching.

Reviewed by iskwobukaj 10 / 10

Great high school football movie! All coaches should watch it.

This was by far the best football movie I ever saw! As a former coach, I loved the relationship with the players (beyond that of a coach). i also saw myself in the coach's growing as an individual and changing his perspective on what is important. You see the tragedy of the death of a player. The hardships of growing up, temptations outside of football and the struggles of family, growing up poor, and the demands of an unrealistic father. I like after the movie when the real coach was shown giving the eulogy at church. The coach also was offered a high paying college job but tuned it down because he realized the impact he was having on the boys he worked with. He also changed his own relationship with one player who happened to be his son.

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