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Film Review - When the Game Stands Tall


“When the Game Stands Tall” wants to be “Friday Night Lights” so bad, it can taste it. The football melodrama, based a true story, is riddled with cliché, depending a vague faith-based perspective to give what audiences have seen over and over some identity. It’s a weird collision of Christian morals and gridiron action, flailing to find depth with perhaps one of the most one-dimensional sporting stories to hit the screen in a long time. “When the Game Stands Tall” hopes to be about the miracle of coaching influence, but it’s really about a team that’s used to winning sampling loss for the first time. The rest is just tired decoration from the Screenwriting 101 textbook. Read the rest at


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