Gridiron Gang Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 15, 2006
... an extremely inefficient film, wasting time -- the movie's and ours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 16, 2006
...no great shakes, but it's professionally realized and makes good use of the talent at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 14, 2006
"Gridiron Gang" is all formula, but it's tough to blame the film for sticking with a game plan that works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 15, 2006
This lazy and episodic tacking (pep talk, game, pep talk, game) aggravated me because it sabotages the film's social relevance and honest-to-goodness cinematic uplift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
September 12, 2006
A corny and unbelievable 'based on a true story' drama with a canned Trevor Rabin score that could have been programmed in by computer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 18, 2006
Well intentioned, but way too corny, way too over the top...
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 12, 2006
Were it not already taken, Angels with Dirty Faces might have been an apt alternative title for this TRUE STORY.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
EURWeb
January 17, 2007
It's unfortunate that what was undoubtedly an inspirational story could end up onscreen as such a been-there done-that hack job.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 15, 2006
This is the type of film that has nothing wrong with it, really, but that doesn't have anything particularly right with it either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
September 14, 2006
Gang only gels as a drama because of Johnson's dedication to making Porter a human being first, and an "Inspiratron 3000" movie formula robot second.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 15, 2006
Some movies present their whole story in a two-minute trailer, but Gridiron Gang says it all in its poster ...
| Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 25, 2009
Dwayne Johnson pushes his emotionally charged performance so hard that you think he might pop a blood vessel.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
August 24, 2006
What was The Rock thinking? Stop coaching and start doing. Give the man something to hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
September 14, 2006
... utterly predictable ...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 15, 2006
Joanou rushes through the material, attempting to do justice to too many characters and juggle too many subplots to really explore any of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
September 14, 2006
Imagine a movie comprised of inspirational clichés and absolutely nothing else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 20, 2006
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Matt Pais
Chicago Tribune
September 14, 2006
The film has nowhere near as many well-developed characters as it has street, prison yard and on-field brawls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
September 20, 2006
No sappy sports cliche or trite inspirational slogan is ignored.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 3, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 23, 2006

Baltimore Sun
September 23, 2006
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 6, 2007
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Time Out
January 25, 2007

Irish Times
February 2, 2007

BBC.com
June 19, 2007
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