• PG, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Boaz Yakin
    In Theaters:
    Sep 23, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 20, 2001
  • Walt Disney Pictures


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Remember the Titans Reviews

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Maybe it's all true. But one is always a little discomfited when life, or a movie, imitates weary melodramatic patterns this slavishly.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 31, 2008

Chicago Reader
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The leads, Denzel Washington and particularly Will Patton, are so good they occasionally make you forget the material is shameless.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 26, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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The emphasis on the players' developing mutual trust, is absorbing to watch and cleanly directed.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The result is the sort of deeply massaged truth that isn't stranger than fiction -- it's worse than fiction.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 22, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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When the hard battle for integration is served up as a feel-good package, we've all been bamboozled.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 8, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Sturdy, gripping and well-balanced if somewhat artificial.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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If viewed as a crowd-pleasing, feel-good sports movie, the film is an unqualified success.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Soft-edged and sweet.

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A totally absorbing movie.

January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
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Aside from its message-waving, pic dedicates itself to entertaining the audience via its military-style whip-'em-into-shape training antics, the sort of thing that always goes down very easily.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine
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The story is based on real incidents, but the uplifting tone is laid on so thick that it's difficult to believe a minute of it.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

January 1, 2000
Lawrence Terenzi
Mr. Showbiz
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Titans may prove that Bruckheimer has a social conscience, but it can't hide his penchant for pandering.

January 1, 2000
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Remember the Titans is similarly solid; its satisfactions are time-tested, a little worn but nonetheless durable.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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It's slick Hollywood product, all right, but it also may be the most moving and entertaining movie so far this year.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Boorish and flatulent.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Washington and the others score in this predictable but rousing film where the big victory is over attitudes.

January 1, 2000
Peter Brunette
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I didn't believe the movie, or my tears, for a second.

January 1, 2000
Paul Tatara
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A pity that the script is so paint-by-numbers.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Denzel Washington should have held out for a better script before he signed on to star in Remember the Titans.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Emotionally affecting tale.

January 1, 2000
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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January 1, 2000
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Director Yakin pulls all the right strings.

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I admired the way the screenplay, by Gregory Allen Howard, doesn't make Boone noble and Yoast a racist, but shows them both as ambitious and skilled professionals.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Toss it in the bin along with The Replacements, but give it bonus points, at least, for having a social conscience.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A crowd-pleaser with a moral conscience.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
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Startlingly resonant yet unabashedly entertaining.

January 1, 2000
John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
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The entire cast is excellent.

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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[Bruckheimer's] latest production is, in some ways, a departure. Not only is it based on a true story, it is also actually about something.

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Engagingly cast, with a lively soundtrack and glossy cinematography.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000

Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000
Andrew O'Hehir
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Taken on its own terms, it's an agreeable entertainment, solidly crafted, wonderfully acted and often genuinely moving.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The good news is that whenever the tear-and-a-smile stuff threatens to go overboard, the film pulls back and gives us another scene on the football field, and all the football scenes are strong.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Remember the Titans resembles a sports re-run of game plans that once seemed fresh.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Boaz Yakin gets uniformly winning performances from the little-known actors cast as the players.

January 1, 2000
Gene Seymour
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All heart, big muscles and not a whole lot of gray matter upstairs. Still, once in a while, it shows itself to be just smart enough to make a key play.

January 1, 2000
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