WoodlawnHD Closed Captioning SDH
Jon Erwin & Andrew Erwin
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About the Movie
In 1973, a spiritual awakening captures the hearts of the Woodlawn High School Football team. Lead by their coach, Tandy Geralds, and fueled by the team’s dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate, the team makes an astounding run at the playoffs, leading to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar - Tony Nathan.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Until the balance tips rather too blatantly toward the latter during the final minutes, the overall narrative mix of history lesson, gridiron action and spiritual uplift is effectively and satisfyingly sustained.
Fresh: Sure, it's an evangelical "Remember the Titans," but at least the Erwin brothers have made an effort, parochially speaking, to go outside the lines.
Fresh: Sports and religion are a potent combination, one that siblings Jon and Andrew Erwin (October Baby, Mom's Night Out) exploit to canny effect in their new film based on the real-life Woodlawn High School football team.
Very Well Done!
I saw an interview with Touchdown Tony Nathan who said that this movie is very accurate to the account of what happened at Woodlawn. It’s easy for someone to sit back and think this was created to promote a certain message. It’s rather the other way around - the message was there, and the Erwin Brothers wanted to tell it. Mainly because it involved their father (who is portrayed by Sean Astin). And Jon Voigt was amazing as Bear Bryant. It’s an awesome movie and I highly recommend it.
This movie is Christian based! It's a FANTASTIC movie for Christian families! 5 star... I don't like football but this is AMAZING!! (Not about football)
Watch it, great movie!!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2015
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