Woodlawn Reviews

October 19, 2015
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
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 17, 2015
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.
April 18, 2019
It isn't nearly as compelling as Freetown... but it is a solid effort.
March 16, 2018
Unfortunately, for all its skillfully executed parts, Woodlawn's whole lacks focus.
February 21, 2016
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.
October 29, 2015
The unintentional message here? What integrated Alabama wasn't Christian brotherhood, but Alabama's REAL state religion -- football.
October 24, 2015
'Woodlawn' hits spiritual pay dirt.
October 23, 2015
Heartwarming fact-based drama about faith, race, football.
October 20, 2015
It's hard to buy that this brand of Christianity is fighting for the rights of the minority while so clearly throwing their own weight around as the majority religion.