The United States Of Football (2013)

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The United States of Football is a must-see documentary that explores the cumulative effect of repetitive trauma in America's Game from Pee Wees to the pros. Fans and parents of young players can follow a father's quest for an answer to the question, "Should my kid play?" From Bountygate to the challenges faced in youth leagues by shortfalls in knowledge or funding, Emmy-winning Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon takes a tough look at what will be needed in order to save the players as well as the sport we love. Featuring Bob Costas, Mike Ditka, Kyle Turley, Jim Brown, Chris Henry, Malcolm Gladwell, James Harrison. (c) Official Site

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[Mr. Pamphilon] risks limiting this as a film made by a fan for fans, when it would also be of interest to anyone looking for a deeper examination of violence, race and class in American culture.

Aug 22, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Made with palpable anxiety for the future of a beloved sport, "The United States of Football" is nevertheless its own missed play.

Aug 22, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

[Pamphilon] won't wow you with his skill behind the camera, but you'll likely still find yourself nodding your head in frustrated agreement.

Aug 20, 2013 | Full Review…

A riveting, important film. It addresses crucial issues forcefully and unflinchingly.

Aug 17, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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