Any Given Sunday Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 28, 2006

Stone's hilariously broad and belabored critique of American sports culture ...

Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

The film is restless to the point of distraction, and the audio is so pumped up that about a third of the dialogue is unintelligible.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
January 1, 2000

This COULD have been that one awesome pro football movie we've been waiting for.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007

You'd have to be a very undiscriminating football die-hard to get anything out of it.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007

With few surprises and little to say in this film, it is unclear why Oliver Stone was interested in making it in the first place.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000

Any Given Sunday is merely a routine movie wrapped in an epic's clothing.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002

Never has so much talent been wasted in such cinematic chaos.

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 16, 2004

Os excessos visuais de Stone (tão bem utilizados em seus trabalhos anteriores) e o fraco terceiro ato, mais conveniente do que o apropriado, comprometem o resultado final.

| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 26, 2009's hard to tell if Stone was making a serious sports movie here or a parody of a sports movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

In the end the movie cops out.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Probably the most predictable -- and blatantly commercial -- movie [Oliver Stone's] ever directed.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000

A football epic on performance enhancers that may be more flagrantly flawed, more shockingly predictable and just plain cornier than its rickety predecessors.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

A visual concussion.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Stone's latest isn't his worst, but it's still a mess.

Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Stone never simply make a point when he can make it 50 times with a hammer to the forehead.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Any Given Sunday makes a lot of noise, but to little effect.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

The sensation we get from the blizzard of images and teeth-jarring sound effects is of having our head used as the football.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
August 22, 2008

Almost three hours of this jitter deteriorates from bravura filmmaking to annoying mannerism, and Any Given Sunday ends up less than the sum of its many, often interesting parts.

Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 18, 2008

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Keyes
January 1, 2000

A movie of laughably bad proportions, shot with extensive graininess, and directed at an unforgivably slow pace.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
June 25, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Williams
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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

Irish Times
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

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