Last Chance U: EMCC: Part 1 Reviews

June 20, 2019
The series' great strength is its unswerving and extensive focus on one small junior-college football program.
June 20, 2019
For those with a love of the game, this peek inside a premier small college program is a stimulating, singular all-access pass.
September 3, 2016
I do not like American football. I do not understand American football. The college football system is the most bafflingly arcane thing of all time. And yet Last Chance U might be the best sports documentary series I have ever seen.
August 16, 2016
The fact is this football fan was engaged by the two I've seen, and I'm ready to take the trip down to Scooba, MS again this Friday.
August 16, 2016
Their pasts and their possible futures balanced so precariously as to make their daily struggles more than usually fraught and compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 16, 2016
Whiteley frames their struggles largely in one-size-fits-all narratives of work ethic and what educational reformers have until recently called "resilience."
August 9, 2016
Whitely succeeds in the basic goal of Last Chance U, which is to make you care about the success or failure of a JUCO football team in Mississippi that you may not have been aware of.
August 9, 2016
Last Chance U proves a gripping snapshot of individuals on the brink of both triumph and failure, and the many forces (emotional, psychological, familial) conspiring to push them in one direction or the other.
August 2, 2016
What makes this six-part series the binge-able attraction it is, of course, are the characters.