When the Game Stands Tall

It's not how hard you fall, it's how you get back up


When the Game Stands Tall
Another sports story, of losers coming back to win, but with a twist. The losers in this case had a record 151-winning streak behind them, achieved over 12 years. Inspired by a true story, a real-life adversity leaves the team reeling. They must decide if the sacrifice, commitment, and teamwork they have always trusted in can rebuild what is now disintegrating around them.

115 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Violence).
Drama, Sports.
Remember who
Remember who's the boss.

Credits

Cast
Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown, Ser'Darius Blain
Director
Thomas Carter
ScreenplayScott Marshall Smith, David Zelon, from the book by Neil Hayes
MusicJohn Paesano
CinematographyMichael Lohmann
EditingScott Richter
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byAffirm Film, Mandalay Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow, mild impact, fairly frequent, sports violence implied, actual, brief, minimal bloodletting.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking
Runtime115
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
1
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconSportfliek met lessies vir jonges.
10
Cape Times
Stephen Farber quote iconFormulaic sports drama fumbles to touchdown.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconWhen the Game Stands Tall is too intent upon tweaking our emotions that it loses sight of some potentially powerful issues about hero worship and how the pressure to succeed can be damaging. Some viewers may react well to this material. Others will find themselves containing their gag reflexes.
10
Metacritic.com
24 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
60 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAn uneasy blend of solid game sequences and threadbare inspirational sports drama clichés, When the Game Stands Tall is overshadowed by better players in a crowded field.
3
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconFootball biopic has positive messages but doesn't score.
5

What the People say

Internet
1686 Netizens quote iconInspirational and Touching
14

Average .. 42%

8

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