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23 Blast Reviews

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March 22, 2019
23 Blast may not be a good movie, but it's honest about what it is and doesn't pander to wider audiences looking for edginess and cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 31, 2014
Despite some solid performances and gritty game footage, emotionally it falls short of the end zone.
October 24, 2014
Inspiring true-life tale about blind football player.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2014
On the one hand, it's well-meaning and high-minded; on the other, it's obvious and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 24, 2014
A football field is rectangular, but this movie's is hopelessly square.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 24, 2014
I'll be darned if I didn't react quite often to it the way all involved were presumably striving for. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)
October 24, 2014
23 Blast has a tiny budget and an uninspired script, but the bond between the leads is worth cheering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 24, 2014
A fairly predictable yarn that's lighthearted and well-acted, if cast mostly with characters that are little more than tackling dummies.
October 24, 2014
We start to wonder if there's really anything even slightly worthwhile -- let alone Very Important -- about [this story].
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 23, 2014
By-the-numbers inspirational trudgework.
October 23, 2014
This is quiet, even modest storytelling, with a surprising final punch, an inspirational tale that never becomes sugary or preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 23, 2014
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.
October 23, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2014
Exhilarating, wise and genuinely heartfelt. It's perfect entertainment for the whole family! It will make you stand up and cheer!
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10
October 23, 2014
23 Blast's heart might be in the right place, but everything else seems a mish-mash of tropes hearkening back to the Hallmark movies era.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 23, 2014
Another inspirational film that rarely strays from the playbook, but first-time director Baker gives it some life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2014
From the director to the actors, there's an ease with the style here, as well as a lack of self-consciousness about the fundamentalist religious culture of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2014
Turns a true story into a momentum-free, accidental comedy that makes both football and serious injury excruciatingly boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 23, 2014
The clunky script and amateurish performances are not unexpected in the faith-based genre, but its dubious 'inspiration' gives even diehard-atheist me pause.
October 23, 2014
It is a heartfelt, earnest piece of flatly lit Americana, made in a hypnotically dull style usually associated with mid-century industrial filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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