Gridiron Gang (2006)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in this gritty and inspirational movie based on a true story of a group of teenage delinquents given a second chance to redeem themselves by playing football. Sean Porter (Johnson) is a frustrated juvenile probation officer. Most of the kids in his detention camp are either sent back to prison once they leave or meet a violent end when they return to the streets. Desperately looking for a way to make a difference, he and his co-worker Malcolm Moore (Xzibit, TV's "Pimp My Ride") devise a plan to teach discipline and responsibility through the game of football. But with only four weeks before the start of the season, Porter must overcome insurmountable odds to put together a competitive team. It's a season that will test their minds, spirit, and bodies as Porter teaches his players the principles of good character, strength through resiliency, and genuine respect for one another.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 101
- Fresh: 43
- Rotten: 58
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: ... the movie's good intentions are consistently undermined by its simplistic notion of redemption, and its inspirational thrust is diluted by an epilogue that suggests the program still has a ways to go in the life-altering department.
Fresh: Gridiron entertains and makes a powerful point about the faults inherent in the penal system, particularly for youths with hopes of rehabilitation.
Fresh: Auds will respond, either to the uplifting message and the solid action sequences.
Rotten: The Rock commits himself admirably to this trite tale, but by the end, even his enormous shoulders buckle under the weight of so many cliches.
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- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2007
- © 2006 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and GH One LLC. All Rights Reserved.