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Varsity Blues Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 28, 2009
...slick, well made, and well acted, but it takes no chances. Seems a wasted opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...someone could make a very interesting, nuanced film about the exalted place that high school football holds in some parts of Texas... this isn't that film.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
Van Der Beek and Voight weigh in with convincing performances .
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
A serviceable 1990s teen flick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
Depicts just how difficult it is to stay true to yourself and your dreams when the call of celebrity comes knocking at your door.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
In addition to the fulfillment of endless high school male fantasies, it also recycles every football and sports movie cliché known to man
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
An utterly formulaic teen sports, sex and suds potboiler!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
cheap zirconium garbage
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Varsity Blues eventually fizzles out badly!
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Already a prime candidate for 1999's worst!
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
The movie panders to its teen audience with typical crudeness and excessively lewd behavior.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Tired, corn-fed storyline and generic, plug-and-play direction!
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Joe Leydon
January 1, 2000
An unappetizing mix of raucously vulgar comedy and teen-angst melodrama.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Hasn't an original bone in its rib-crushing body!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Although there are signs of more intelligence lurking about, they're so obscured by the inane sophomoric material that few will recognize they even exist.
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
I was never exactly bored while I was watching it, but I hasten to add that I was rarely ever entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Anyone who misses the heyday of the afterschool special will certainly enjoy this banal tale of self-fulfillment, juiced up with enough alcohol and sleaze to earn an R rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Scenes work, but they don't pile up and build momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Although the film takes a worthwhile detour or two, it ultimately finds its way back to the well-worn track of its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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