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Remember the Titans (2000)



Average Rating: 6.3/10
Reviews Counted: 132
Fresh: 96 | Rotten: 36

An inspirational crowd-pleaser with a healthy dose of social commentary, Remember the Titans may be predictable, but it's also well-crafted and features terrific performances.


Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 12

An inspirational crowd-pleaser with a healthy dose of social commentary, Remember the Titans may be predictable, but it's also well-crafted and features terrific performances.



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Based on actual events that took place in 1971, a white southern high school is integrated with black students from a nearby school. Both schools are recognized for their football programs which are now unified. The black coach is chosen to be the head coach of the integrated team, leaving the previous white head coach with feelings of animosity at having to be an assistant under a black man.



Gregory Allen Howard

Mar 20, 2001


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Maybe it's all true. But one is always a little discomfited when life, or a movie, imitates weary melodramatic patterns this slavishly.

July 31, 2008 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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The leads, Denzel Washington and particularly Will Patton, are so good they occasionally make you forget the material is shameless.

March 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The emphasis on the players' developing mutual trust, is absorbing to watch and cleanly directed.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The result is the sort of deeply massaged truth that isn't stranger than fiction -- it's worse than fiction.

March 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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When the hard battle for integration is served up as a feel-good package, we've all been bamboozled.

May 8, 2001 | Comment (1)
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Washington and the others score in this predictable but rousing film where the big victory is over attitudes.

January 1, 2000
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Inspiring football drama brings history to life.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The crack-of-dawn jog to Gettysburg is the only hokey Hail Mary in an otherwise smart, stirring sports film. Consider "Titans" a PG-rated, kindhearted drill for the brutal sadism that would win Denzel Washington an Oscar for "Training Day."

September 17, 2010 Full Review Source:

The absence of innovation can easily be forgiven.

January 14, 2010 Full Review Source:

The film is quite lightweight for the subject matter, but Washington and company make it watchable.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
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Although there's enough emotional manipulation here to fill a river with tears, it's hard not to be swept up...

July 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4

Yakin's hackwork is so slickly manipulative and preachy it has the tone of a politician's TV commercial...

May 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Movieline

Unless you find the idea of such an earnest, well-meaning mixture of rah-rah sports action, social commentary and maudlin tearjerker off-putting from the start, you'll find that this example is professionally crafted and perhaps even momentarily stirring.

July 24, 2006 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

The film tries its best not to point fingers and avoids the strawmen racists that are so easily shown in other movies.

March 15, 2006 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

One of the most entertaining films of the year.

December 31, 2005 Full Review Source:

... a highly manipulative, utterly predictable and greatly entertaining film

January 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...impossible to resist.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

The best performance here, though, is by Will Patton who infuses his Coach Yoast with the humanity that's strangely missing from Washington's Coach Boone.

May 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Blather
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Will someone please make me a great football movie?

May 14, 2003 | Comments (7)
Palo Alto Weekly

Remember The Titans won't win any Oscars and it won't explain the rules of American football but the glow will last the whole way home.

April 8, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

A moving story with nice work from young actors Wood Harris and Ryan Hurst, among others, as the young men forced to see beyond skin color.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

We've seen this kind of sports movie a thousand times, but you know what, I like that movie.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Is perfecting the art of middle-of-the-road really what should be applauded in movie making today?

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for Remember the Titans

Sports dramas tend to follow a specific set of guidelines to tell its story. Ever films in the genre seem to embody the feel good aspect that has been a staple of the genre since the early sports movies, and I'm fine with that. With Remember the Titans, we have a good drama that is based on real events, and does something a bit different than your normal genre film, but it does add the typical elements that are we come to expect with these films. What is great about the film is the fact that it adds a lot to the story by showing the racial tension, and in doing that, the plot becomes more intricate, engaging and thought provoking. The performances are very good, and there several that stand out, especially that of its lead actors Denzel Washington and Will Patton. The film tackles an important subject that goes beyond the sports dramatic genre, and it does it pretty well. However, I did feel that at times there could have been a few improvements as well. Remember the Titans is a good film, but one that should really have stood considering the subject the film displays. If this wasn't released by Disney, then maybe a much better movie would have been made. This is good for what it is, but you end up wanting more from its story. For a sports film that uses the issue of race in its story, this film really should have been memorable. But what we have here is good entertainment, but to viewers wanting a bit more, you'll be a bit disappointed because like all other genre films, it is a tad predictable, and it left a lot of unexplored ideas that just never came to fruition. Nonetheless, Remember the Titans is a good story, one that showed teamwork in the face of prejudice, and in the end it's all that matters.
July 5, 2014
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Denzel Washington leads the team on a charge until the final whistle in Remember the Titans, a grand and inspirational football film. This Walt Disney classic is a primitive display of adversity and courage. The amount of chemistry from the then-segregated gridiron warriors was remarkable and helped propel this film as a truly great and heartfelt sports movie for every generation to experience. 5/5
July 28, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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Very inspiring and touching film, this is Denzel doing what he does best.
October 2, 2011
Eric Alvarez

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    1. Petey Jones: Sunshine!
    – Submitted by Saxon T (22 months ago)
    1. Coach Herman Boone: I don't scratch my head unless it itches and I don't dance unless I hear some music. I will not be intimidated. That's just the way it is.
    – Submitted by Yoga L (2 years ago)
    1. Coach Herman Boone: This is no democracy. It is a dictatorship. I am the law.
    – Submitted by Yoga L (2 years ago)
    1. Coach Herman Boone: You think football is fun?
    2. Petey Jones: Zero fun sir!
    – Submitted by Bert P (2 years ago)
    1. Julius "Big Ju" Campbell: Attitude reflect leadership, captain.
    – Submitted by Katie R (3 years ago)
    1. Coach Herman Boone: We will be perfect in every aspect of the game. You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You fumble the football, and i will break my foot off in your John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let's go to work.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
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