We Are: The Brooklyn Saints: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
We Are: The Brooklyn Saints

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Air date: Jan 29, 2021

The squad's coaches ready for the upcoming season, making the rookie players feel welcome on the roster while laying the foundation for brotherhood and dedication to the sport.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2021

Amidst troubles in his personal life, Coach Gawuala dedicates himself to supporting his team. Meanwhile, everyone, from players to parents, grapples with the consequences of injury.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2021

Kenan considers his life after high school while a vulnerable D-Lo vows to keep moving forward. Later, the 9U squad prepares for their Florida adventure.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2021

In Florida, the 9U team dedicates itself to the sport as they work to secure a title. Later, Gawuala makes a fresh start as Kenan reveals where his loyalties lie.

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A Brooklyn youth football program and its selfless coaches provide a safe haven for kids to compete and learn lessons that will take them far in life.

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Critic Reviews for We Are: The Brooklyn Saints Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

We Are: The Brooklyn Saints doesn't always make logical "sense" and it sometimes likes the eager chaos around football more than football itself. But it doesn't lack for heartwarming moments and underdog sports excitement.

Jan 29, 2021 | Full Review…

At just four episodes, "Saints" is rare among docu-series today in not feeling stretched out. I could imagine a longer version that spent more time with the players and coaches at home.

Jan 29, 2021 | Full Review…

As much fun as it is to watch these sweet kids and their protective guardians put their all into the game, though, Brooklyn Saints is too often content to skim along the surface of the story rather than digging deeper.

Jan 28, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

While there are lots of big plays and dramatic games, the heart of this documentary is its themes of race, class, and perseverance.

Feb 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Immediately, We Are: The Brooklyn Saints establishes that its stakes will be established less by touchdowns and more by intimate matters off the field.

Feb 4, 2021 | Full Review…

Designed to be heartwarming and inspirational, and hits the mark on both.

Feb 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Once the filmmakers let football fall to the background, we get the real-life portrait of youth that's so hard to come by these days.

Jan 29, 2021 | Full Review…

Youth programmes work, and We Are: The Brooklyn Saints demonstrates a close-knit and an up close documentary approach.

Jan 29, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for We Are: The Brooklyn Saints: Season 1

  • Feb 02, 2021
    I get the community project angle, totally, but it all seemed a bit sanitised regards the endemic problems these kids ( and adults ) have to rail against in the normal course of their lives. On the flip side of that, the coaches are putting so much pressure on the kids, that they are borderline basket cases. The case in point is "D-LO", whom the coaches deem the team is built upon, but effectively turn him into a one man show ( complete with diamond studded earrings aged nine ?! ) and he ceases to be a team player, trying to do it all himself ? Add a camera in his face, you're amplifying it 10 fold. Thereby, further increasing the mental burden on the kid ? That's were my empathy ended, as the documentary makers abandoned their duty of care for the kids, en masse. The educational ethos had become rather forgotten and pointless in the end.

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