Sex, alcohol, and the brutality of football. It may seem like a 'guy' movie, but the relationship struggles make this accessible to all audiences.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
There's no miraculous 'Renegades rally from thirty points down in the last two minutes to win' nonsense here.
| Original Score: 3/5
Its focus on the complex relationship between an emotionally wounded youth and the sexually ambiguous older man who mentors him is a welcome detour from genre routine.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The lead performances could hardly be better.
It has hints of greatness, but fails to completely realize them.
| Original Score: B-
This promising but confused first film is best viewed as a touching portrait of thwarted, volatile male passion in a world where you could almost say that geography is destiny
Morse, usually saddled with earnest supporting parts, is a revelation in the role, his boundless, good-natured energy camouflaging the contradictions roiling beneath the surface.
A coming-of-age tale that nicely exploits the ruggedness of rural Montana and the rough-hewn, often tenuous nature of male friendships in those parts.
| Original Score: 2/5