23 Blast (2014)
Critic Consensus: The real life story that inspired 23 Blast is undeniably heartwarming -- but the movie itself is too predictable and amateurish to recommend.
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A fairly predictable yarn that's lighthearted and well-acted, if cast mostly with characters that are little more than tackling dummies.
Although the film has moments when it's serious about exploring the challenges that someone in Travis's situation faces, it ultimately prefers to be just another football movie with a hokey big-game ending.
Although the Bakers, and Hoovers' connection to small-town Kentucky lends the movie a sweet, homegrown touch, it's hard not to wonder whether it would've been more compelling (and less cheesy) in more experienced hands.
Another inspirational film that rarely strays from the playbook, but first-time director Baker gives it some life.
Audience Reviews for 23 Blast
I like Alexa Vega. She is a good actress, seems to really get into character, and she is very pretty.
23 Blast is like a cable movie. It has good intentions, but is executed poorly. It is filled with cliches.
Very inspirating! I find it funny how critics are calling it "predictable." It's a true story! What was the director suppose to do? Rewrite the ending of a movie based on a true story? Recommend this movie to football fans and anyone who loves a true story
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