Dir. Tom Hooper
(2009, R, 97 min)
★ ★ ★ ½

Most sports movies feature a team of Bad Guys and a team of Good Guys. You know the Bad Guys are bad because they always win. They have glowering expressions. Wear dark colors. They leave poor victim teams bloody and ravaged on the field, and the soundtrack cues up music to indicate the arrival of the Sith Lords. You know the Good Guys are good because they have dialogue. They’re underdogs with hopes and dreams, unbreakable spirits, and a devoted coach who delivers a stirring speech at halftime to whip his boys into shape to come from behind and win it all … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.org.