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2014 2.8/5 IMDb 6.3/10 (960) PG-13 SuperHD 98 minutes

When a high school football hero is left blind by an illness, he must choose between a life of safety, or defying all odds to return to the gridiron.

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Stephen Lang, Alexa PenaVega, Mark Hapka, Max Adler, Kim Zimmer, Bram Hoover, Timothy Busfield, Fred Dalton Thompson, Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker Directed by Dylan Baker

Movies for ages 11 to 12, Dramas, Biographical Dramas, Dramas based on Real Life, Sports Dramas, Faith & Spirituality, Faith & Spirituality Movies, Sports Movies, Football Movies

Language: English

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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From the director to the actors, there's an ease with the style here, as well as a lack of self-consciousness about the fundamentalist religious culture of the characters.

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2014-10-23

 

Stepping behind the camera, versatile actor Dylan Baker makes an assured directorial debut, drawing spirited performances from his seasoned cast while mainly steering clear of the usual, treacly movie-of-the week conventions.

Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter, 2014-10-22

 

An honest piece of work, and sometimes a touching one.

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, 2014-10-21

 

A fairly predictable yarn that's lighthearted and well-acted, if cast mostly with characters that are little more than tackling dummies.

Bill Edelstein, Variety, 2014-10-24

 

By-the-numbers inspirational trudgework.

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2014-10-23

 

Although the film has moments when it's serious about exploring the challenges that someone in Travis's situation faces, it ultimately prefers to be just another football movie with a hokey big-game ending.

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 2014-10-23

 

Although the Bakers, and Hoovers' connection to small-town Kentucky lends the movie a sweet, homegrown touch, it's hard not to wonder whether it would've been more compelling (and less cheesy) in more experienced hands.

Sandie Angulo Chen, Washington Post, 2014-10-23

 

Another inspirational film that rarely strays from the playbook, but first-time director Baker gives it some life.

Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 2014-10-23

 

It is a heartfelt, earnest piece of flatly lit Americana, made in a hypnotically dull style usually associated with mid-century industrial filmmaking.

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club, 2014-10-23

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