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Woodlawn (2015)




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In 1973, a spiritual awakening captures the hearts of the Woodlawn High School Football team. Lead by their coach, Tandy Geralds, and fueled by the team's dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate, the team makes an astounding run at the playoffs, leading to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of it's first African American superstar - Tony Nathan.

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Sports and religion are a potent combination, one that siblings Jon and Andrew Erwin (October Baby, Mom's Night Out) exploit to canny effect in their new film based on the real-life Woodlawn High School football team.

October 19, 2015 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Until the balance tips rather too blatantly toward the latter during the final minutes, the overall narrative mix of history lesson, gridiron action and spiritual uplift is effectively and satisfyingly sustained.

October 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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Sure, it's an evangelical "Remember the Titans," but at least the Erwin brothers have made an effort, parochially speaking, to go outside the lines.

October 17, 2015 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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A film taken with the singular American delusion that Jesus loves football... though it also throws in a new delusion: Jesus hates the U.S. Constitution.

February 21, 2016 | Full Review…
Flick Filosopher

The unintentional message here? What integrated Alabama wasn't Christian brotherhood, but Alabama's REAL state religion -- football.

October 29, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Movie Nation

'Woodlawn' hits spiritual pay dirt.

October 24, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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