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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Gridiron Gang gives you a lot more to think about during the ride home. show more

  • 63
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    The best thing about Gridiron Gang is the performance of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He is engaging, affable and wholly believable as a former football star turned officer in a juvenile detention center. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Great message, so-so movie. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The Rock commits himself admirably to this trite tale, but by the end, even his enormous shoulders buckle under the weight of so many clichés. show more

  • 50
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    Great material, but the film never catches fire. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie's inevitabilities (the humiliating loss, the ebb and flow of camaraderie, the triumphant finale) have deep resonance. show more

  • 75

    Can he (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ) act? Surprisingly, for the most part, the answer is yes, and the film is a success for it. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    As sports movies go, Gridiron Gang isn't bad, just not top-line material. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Gridiron Gang is not imaginative, but neither is it painful to watch. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Some movies present their whole story in a two-minute trailer, but Gridiron Gang says it all in its poster. show more

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