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2014 3.0/5 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

Children & Family Movies, Family Features, Family Dramas, 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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