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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The funny and touching result is worth cheering for. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The movie clearly portrays how the glory and salvation of being a team hero is ephemeral. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A documentary about a town of 33,000 so consumed by football it makes South Bend and Green Bay look distracted. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    A superbly crafted piece of humanistic cinema. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A nifty piece of entertainment that says a lot about American society. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    The politicizing is intense, but the actual game footage is even more engrossing; Carlson uses both digital video and 16mm film to put us squarely in the midst of the gridiron brouhaha. show more

  • 80
    Tim Sanger Film Threat

    Sports fans will go nuts over it, as will anyone who appreciates the fine cinematic storytelling on display in the film. show more

  • 50
    Steve Simels TV Guide

    The film is at heart a look at a unique slice of Americana, particularly an opening montage in which we realize that football here is a cradle-to-the-grave proposition -- literally. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Beautifully edited, Go Tigers! is an enthralling look at the drama that can transpire in the autumn of one small town on any given Friday. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Energetic and absorbing documentary. show more

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