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Friday Night Lights

Rated PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/8/2004 , 117min.
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Critic score based on 35 reviews

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Washington Post
Give credit to Berg for keeping Bissinger's all-too-true ending intact. It's a doozy. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Uplifting and troubling, partly because it is more honest than most sports movies about the high cost and short life span of high school football glory. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Berg's picture is certainly an above average effort that provides a solid emotional punch. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
For all its energy, fine performances and dramatic confrontations, Friday Night Lights substitutes intensity for insight, dodging the book's harsher findings like a dazzling broken-field runner. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
When Friday Night Lights gets to the big games, the time it's spent creates an atmosphere thick with tension, one akin to the real-world experience of watching a favorite team play for its life. Full Review

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