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Friday Night Lights Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So much more than a football movie.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 24, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

What Friday Night Lights offers is the perspective that, for the people and young players caught up in this whirlwind, football simultaneously means everything and ultimately nothing.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 7/10

October 30, 2009
Tony Macklin
Bright Lights Film Journal

Friday Night Lights is a feel-good movie, but it's not real. It's a hard-hitting Hallmark greeting card. It's no wonder it appealed to Larry King %u2014 it's safe, easy, conventional, and feigns incisiveness.

Full Review Source: Bright Lights Film Journal | Original Score: 2.0/5

February 2, 2009
Richard Luck

Had Billy Bob Thornton not been so good in so many films, people would be talking about this as his greatest role.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 31, 2008
David Ansen
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Few films have shown so powerfully the slashing double edge of sports fever.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 1, 2007
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

The script spends at least as much time exploring the psychologies of the young players and the problems they face at home as it does rallying the audience behind their efforts on the field.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

April 14, 2007
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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A heart-pounding big-screen treatment that captures all the action of a tumultuous season while showing the emotional toll on the players.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 26, 2007
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

While the atmosphere is excellent, and the general elements all strong, the film sadly fails to give any real insight or depth in regards to explaining the hows and whys of the near fever over the game and its players.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 30, 2006
Mark Moring
Christianity Today

You'll leave the theater somewhat emotionally spent -- feeling like you've been tackled by a 220-pound linebacker -- but it's worth the ride. One of the best sports movies ever.

| Original Score: 4/4

September 22, 2006
Ben Walters
Time Out
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The affecting, gruelling result is less a document of recreational sport than one of obligation and ordeal.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The movie's principles are seriously out of whack, even as it angles toward a Big Life Lesson about learning to live with falling short of greatness.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

May 26, 2006
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

The best sports movie for years, as it's not about sport at all. Forget fears of jingoistic grandstanding, this is an un-American all-American tale that deserves attention.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

April 1, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald

An excellent effort that packs a solid, emotional punch.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

January 17, 2006
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

a good film, but it is preaching to the converted

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

September 3, 2005
Uri Lessing

Friday Night Lights is a film about football, but it shares more in common with films from the horror genre than with its predecessors.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2005
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

A Friday night movie if ever there was one.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 3/5

July 21, 2005
Matthew Turner

Thornton anchors the film with his understated but no less effective performance but the stand-out is Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher) - the scene where he finally realises that his football career is over is truly heartbreaking to watch.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

May 14, 2005
Neil Smith

Its script is pure corn, drenched in syrupy sentiment and topped with prize ham in the shape of Billy Bob Thornton's tub-thumping coach.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

May 10, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There's nothing particularly universal or relevant about this place- and sport-specific ode to American football. Although it's a gripping and watchable true story.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

April 18, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Both a great sports film and a terrific commentary on human nature.

| Original Score: A

February 7, 2005
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