Facing the Giants (2006)
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By preaching to the converted so heavy-handedly, the filmmakers fumble an opportunity to reach beyond their target demo of devout churchgoers.
Facing the Giants feels like an overly earnest church sketch of the type many evangelical congregations use as a teaching tool on Sunday between the worship music and pastor's message.
Those looking for an evening's diversion will find it an amateur exercise that has the feel of a film-school project.
The wholesomeness of the message and the movie's cast make it feel 1950s retro.
I'm not about to argue with the message, but the delivery system sinks below the level of after-school special, and the acting matches.
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this is a really inspiring movie. my expectations for it were on the floor before i watched it, but i actually really liked it.
Facing The Giants is better then "Friday Night Lights", but not quite a "Remember The Titans." It stands as my second favorite football movie ever. I watched this with not high hopes as I did not know any of the actors and honestly I dont really care for religion. I personally am Agonostic and do not really know if I even believe in God, let alone powers to make a losing team a winning team, but the movie has some intense scenes. While I dont neccesarily care for Christanity this movie shows a deep sense of faith, hope, honor, glory, and committment. It has everything that a football player, and a person in general should have. The actors although hardly known turn out with amazing performances, the plot is convincing and carries interest through out the entire movie, and it has some of the most memorable football scenes a sports movie can offer. It's truly a touching film, that I cannot wait to buy.
An uplifting Christian-heavy football movie with a decent budget. Sappy and predictable at times, it offers hope for those who need to win. There were respectable production values considering the movie was funded by a smaller studio.
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