• When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

When the Game Stands Tall

Release Date: August 22nd, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2014

PG |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

In 2003, high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) and his De La Salle Spartans have just completed an incredible 151 consecutive victories and 12-straight state championships. While the team's seniors receive offers from colleges all over the country, the advancing juniors look forward to making their mark. However, beloved "Coach Lad" has a brush with calamity, while the Spartans face their most-challenging, most-unpredictable season yet.

Cast: Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown, Laura Dern, Matthew Daddario, Joe Massingill, Jessie Usher

Director: Thomas Carter

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Mandalay Sports Media

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Friendship, 2000s, Quest, Family, Transformation, Office, Death, Cool, Inspiring, School, House, Growing up, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s too blandly acted and directed to make much of an impact. show more

  • 30
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    "When the Game” is like a bad seven-layer salad: it's tempting in theory, but it's really just a jumble of random ingredients that wind up supremely unappetizing in the aggregate. show more

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    Nearly as good as the average episode of TV’s “Friday Nights Lights,” which makes it better than most movies and one of the better sports films of recent years. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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