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The Slaughter Rule Reviews

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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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2003
The lead performances could hardly be better.
September 18, 2002
It has hints of greatness, but fails to completely realize them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
October 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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