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When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall
Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, and Laura Dern

Rated: PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking.
Reviewed by: Dave  
Release date: August 22, 2014 Released by: Sony Pictures

When The Game Stands Tall is just another sub-par sports movie that was supposed to inspire. Instead, we get a boring, formulaic, highly clichéd 'Based On True Events' version of the truth.
It got so 'preachy' at times, that it's syrupy sweetness was oozing into the theater like a flood of stale molasses.
This film is so dumb and convoluted, that 'Made For Television' should have been stamped all over it.
We've all heard this tired mantra of losing builds character Blah – Blah – Blah. Come on Hollywood, give us some originality, it's all been said before.
If When The Game Stands Tall was attempting to replicate the 'Hoosiers' formula, it failed miserably on every possible level. 

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When the Game Stands Tall     C+   C+   D               B   C 

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