Any Given Sunday Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 27, 2014

A richly composed and well acted ensemble piece...

Sam Adams
The Dissolve
September 17, 2014

Stone's blend of mayhem and sensuality-which doesn't shy away from the eroticism of athletes-is a refreshing alternative to the solemnity of most sports dramas.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 10, 2009

Stone isn't interested in merely bashing modern football: Any Given Sunday looks at the best and worst of the sport. [Blu-ray]

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
August 22, 2008

Hit and miss, certainly, but intense stuff.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

A meathead burlesque.


Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

This isn't the best film by Oliver Stone, but it is a first-rate job nonetheless.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003

Any Given Sunday doesn't disappoint from an acting standpoint; with a cast like this it could hardly miss.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
January 16, 2003

A solidly-acted action-drama hybrid whose cartoonish asides largely undermine the greater subtext.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

The cast does an impressive job.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 25, 2002

...the movie remains watchable if only for Pacino's amazing performance and the action-packed football sequences.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Amidst all the drama, there are comedic moments, such as the Sharks' version of the self-congratulatory end zone dance the Dirty Bird, the metal-vs.-rap locker room debate and the loose crocodile in the shower.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002

Offers an energetic look at this gladiatorial sport.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002

| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 18, 2001

A flawed yet riveting journey into the heart of a corrupt America.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clark Collis
Empire Magazine
May 3, 2001

Despite the film's multifarious faults, which also include a truly rotten cameo from Stone himself as a sports commentator, there can be no argument that this is one of the most visually exciting experiences you will have this year...

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Kermode
Sight and Sound
April 17, 2001

Any Given Sunday may fall on its face a few times during the game, but wouldn't you rather watch a team going recklessly for the touchdown than playing safely for time?

Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com
April 1, 2001

The perfect film for anyone in search of transient thrills.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001

Every sports fan should see this film. It's an eye opener.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
June 25, 2011


Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Mary Elizabeth Williams
Salon.com
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

It's super revved up, high-intensity tedium all right, but tedium nonetheless.


Irish Times
January 1, 2000

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