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Touchback Reviews

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January 16, 2013
Touchback is a sweet family film that ultimately lacks enough insight into the main character's thought process as he struggles to make a decision that could change his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 16, 2012
[I]t's not a bad film. It just needed a little trimming and a little work on the ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2012
Touchback isn't a bad movie, aside from the makeup effects that look like someone just shoved a pillow down Bryan Presley's shirt. It's just an unconvincing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 19, 2012
Earnestness and obviousness compete for supremacy early on in Don Handfield's film, with the latter fully in front; happily, earnestness stages a comeback by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2012
A lightweight and overlong feel-good drama that plays like a mashup of It's a Wonderful Life and Friday Night Lights.
April 16, 2012
Former jock gets second chance in uplifting (albeit cliched) sports drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2012
Ultimately it's too sentimental to have the desired emotional impact.
April 13, 2012
Are any of them alone reason enough to sit through two hours of warmed-over life lessons? Not particularly, but it should be said that the cast and crew have made a fair stride towards redeeming earnest low-budget filmmaking of this ilk...
April 13, 2012
It's flawed but amiable, leading with its heart to tell a simple tale of refreshed consciousness, blended with a little touch of fantasy to give the material a comforting lift.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 13, 2012
Touchback may accurately be called cornball hokum by some, but it's nevertheless a well-made film filled with heart and soul (and Snake Plissken).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2012
If George Bailey had been a high school football hero, It's a Wonderful Life might have been a little like Touchback.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 12, 2012
A grossly manipulative sports movie that tries to plant Capracorn in a 'Field of Dreams.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
April 12, 2012
Touchback takes a handoff from Peggy Sue Got Married and It's A Wonderful Life and runs it up the middle for a modest gain.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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