...slick, well made, and well acted, but it takes no chances. Seems a wasted opportunity.
| Original Score: 5/10
...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.
Van Der Beek and Voight weigh in with convincing performances .
| Original Score: 3/4
A serviceable 1990s teen flick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Depicts just how difficult it is to stay true to yourself and your dreams when the call of celebrity comes knocking at your door.
In addition to the fulfillment of endless high school male fantasies, it also recycles every football and sports movie cliché known to man
| Original Score: 2/4
An utterly formulaic teen sports, sex and suds potboiler!
| Original Score: 1.5/5
cheap zirconium garbage
| Original Score: 1/4
Varsity Blues eventually fizzles out badly!
Already a prime candidate for 1999's worst!
The movie panders to its teen audience with typical crudeness and excessively lewd behavior.
Tired, corn-fed storyline and generic, plug-and-play direction!
An unappetizing mix of raucously vulgar comedy and teen-angst melodrama.
Hasn't an original bone in its rib-crushing body!
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.
I was never exactly bored while I was watching it, but I hasten to add that I was rarely ever entertained.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Scenes work, but they don't pile up and build momentum.
Although the film takes a worthwhile detour or two, it ultimately finds its way back to the well-worn track of its genre.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
| Original Score: 4/10