Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 Reviews

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May 17, 2018
[Director Kevin] Rafferty skillfully uses this collection of characters to offer a fascinating piece of social history.
February 3, 2018
It is likely to delight even viewers who don't give a hoot about sports.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
August 30, 2009
There's something oddly dissonant about listening to a gaggle of Harvard graduates talk about being scrappy, blue-collar underdogs.
August 12, 2009
If the film meanders at times, reaching for significance in the wrong places, football fans will nevertheless find it charming. [Blu-ray]
June 11, 2009
The best part of this film is the affection with which both sides recall the contest -- not as a loss or a win, but as a commitment to their teammates and respect for the game.
May 27, 2009
This 'replay' of a legendary football game between undefeated Harvard and Yale teams for the 1968 championship is terrific sport. The title may reveal the results, but the plays, commentaries and remembrances are gripping--even if you're not a football fa
May 25, 2009
A most entertaining straightforward no-frills documentary by Harvard grad and then Harvard undergrad Kevin Rafferty.
April 17, 2009
Even if you're familiar with the details of the game, Rafferty's suspenseful editing draws you to the edge of your seat and beyond, back into 1968 itself.
April 10, 2009
An engaging chronicle not only of a memorable game but also of an era that seems at once more innocent and combustible than our own.
April 10, 2009
Rafferty uses interviews with the former players, most now in their 60s and nearly all of them touchingly philosophical, to reveal the cultural issues buffeting their campuses, but not necessarily their locker rooms.
April 8, 2009
More than just a not-so-instant replay...even for viewers who regularly skip the Super Bowl it will be something to cheer.
March 27, 2009
Rafferty's static interviews seem better suited for the radio show This American Life than for a movie documentary, but the riveting game footage recaptures the game's drama.
March 26, 2009
Made on a shoestring budget, but with vision, heart and talent, Rafferty has created an action-packed, yet thoughtful film.
March 19, 2009
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29, a mosaic of storytelling told by former college-level gridiron athletes, pieces together the remarkable story of a fateful 1968 match between the titular Ivy League teams.
March 13, 2009
What makes the movie so effective is that Rafferty uses game footage instead of interspersing the movie with cliched scenes of Vietnam protests, campus mayhem, etc. The effective use of this footage builds suspense, even though we know the result.
March 9, 2009
The aura of shock-and-awe surrounding this game is laid on a bit thick, and sometimes you feel like you're just watching an ESPN special. Still, it's fun.
March 7, 2009
(W)hen Tommy Lee Jones...tells how funny his roommate, Al Gore, was, is asked for specifics, and gives them totally deadpan, I was laughing uncontrollably.
March 2, 2009
The memories the game evokes in its stars, now well into middle age but clearly moved when recalling that November's consummation of one of America's oldest sports rivalries, weave a narrative that transcends football.
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