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North Dallas Forty Reviews

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August 29, 2016
Profanely funny, wised-up and heroically antiheroic, North Dallas Forty is unlikely to please anyone with a vested interest in glorifying the National Football League.
August 29, 2016
It's not damning with faint praise to say this is the best pro football movie ever -- and by yards.
August 1, 2008
Retains enough of the original novel's authenticity to deliver strong, if brutish, entertainment.
March 21, 2007
The football scenes are brutally real; the locker room scenes are totally authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2007
Pro football fans may be disillusioned by this excellent, honest, and often brutal expose of the play-for-pay game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2007
The production is a most realistic, hard-hitting and perceptive look at the seamy side of pro football.
March 14, 2007
It relies upon your belief in the inherent nobility of the sport... If you believe that, this is the greatest sports movie ever made. If you don't, it's a wallow in self-pity.
June 10, 2006
The best football movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 26, 2006
Something of a mess, both in terms of the wayward plot which rambles all over the place, and in terms of the rather muddled juggling of audience sympathies.
May 9, 2005
The leading man, Nick Nolte, has a physical authority and a clowning, irreverent manner that lend the film some semblance of continuity, even when it's about to flounder.
November 1, 2004
Raucous football tale with effective Nolte.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2004
North Dallas Forty reveals some of the reasons why the fun has been taken out of football.
June 5, 2002
Nolte is impressive, as is Charles Durning as the coach, and Bo Svenson is hilarious as a veritable giant of a player.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2001
It's still fascinating to get a glimpse of what athletes sacrifice to entertain us. It would have been considerably more fascinating if more of the people involved had seemed more human.
Read More | Original Score: 67/100
January 1, 2000
For a sports flick, this is unique and holds your attention for the most part.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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