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About the Movie
Witness the inspirational true story of a real American hero. Rising from the humblest of beginnings, Ernie Davis (Rob Brown) overcame impossible odds to become the first African-American to win college football's greatest honor – the Heisman Trophy. Starring Dennis Quaid as the hard-nosed coach that helped drive him to greatness, The Express is a powerful story of triumph on and off the field that will have you cheering again and again!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 117
- Fresh: 70
- Rotten: 47
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Packages a real-life story of athletic triumph and social progress into an accessible, rousing melodrama that is no less potent for being almost entirely predictable.
Fresh: Despite appealing performances and kinetic football scenes, the storytelling is mostly conventional, except for two outstanding set pieces.
Rotten: The film does the job, in its conventional way. But it's geared to throw the prime screen time in the direction of the guy playing the guy coaching the guy who's supposed to be running the movie.
Fresh: The player, coach and even the wise grandfather figure played by Charles S. Dutton have at least one more dimension than the typical sports-movie stereotypes.
THE BEST SPORTS MOVIE OF THE NEW MILENIUM
This is a wonderful tale about the first African-American Footballer to win the hizemen trophy, it is great!
I had some passes to a free prescreening. I am NOT a football fan at all and my critic friend was not either. But in the end the story was not about football, it was about the struggles and life of one man laid to the background of college football. By far one of the best films I had seen in years, my friend agreed. Even if you are not a football fan like myself you will truly enjoy this film.
A movie that represents a great hero in college football history
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2008
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