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January 10, 2003
Sex, alcohol, and the brutality of football. It may seem like a 'guy' movie, but the relationship struggles make this accessible to all audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
January 9, 2003
There's no miraculous 'Renegades rally from thirty points down in the last two minutes to win' nonsense here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Megan Turner
New York Post
January 8, 2003
Its focus on the complex relationship between an emotionally wounded youth and the sexually ambiguous older man who mentors him is a welcome detour from genre routine.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 7, 2003
The lead performances could hardly be better.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 18, 2002
It has hints of greatness, but fails to completely realize them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 10, 2002
This promising but confused first film is best viewed as a touching portrait of thwarted, volatile male passion in a world where you could almost say that geography is destiny
| Original Score: 3/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 10, 2002
Morse, usually saddled with earnest supporting parts, is a revelation in the role, his boundless, good-natured energy camouflaging the contradictions roiling beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 8, 2002
A coming-of-age tale that nicely exploits the ruggedness of rural Montana and the rough-hewn, often tenuous nature of male friendships in those parts.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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