When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
  • Time: 115 min
  • Genre: Drama | Sport
  • Director: Thomas Carter
  • Cast: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis


Inspired by a true story, ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.


  • When the Game Stands Tall 6/10- Watching this trailer for the first time, I will be honest, I felt inspired. Everything resonated with me. The determination and hard work the players showed I thought very accurately depicted how hard it is to give a perfect effort every play every game. Yes, you can easily say that this film follows cliche plot patterns for other football films, but that is why they make this heart-warming stories into movies. Basically, if you can look past the “cliche” plot, When The Game Stands Tall mixes emotional-heartfelt scenes, strong acting, and an incredibly inspirational story into the best football film in three years.

    After learning the story of the De La Salle football team and their amazing 151 game winning streak, I was surprised it took them this long to make a movie about it. I mean I guess some could say this film shows similarities to Friday Night Lights, but I think that this picture has a far better story. The only bad things I can say about this is that the acting is a little sub-par at times and there are some inaccuracies when it comes to the exact process of making a football team and how they do things. Most of you probably will not notice a lot of them so it should not be a big issue as they are just small mistakes. Other than those couple of drawbacks, I believe that this film delivers as something a little bit more than just an entertaining football flick.

    Now to the good part film, the team. One thing that any football player will tell you is that this film is a hundred percent right on how a football team is with one another. Yes, they make joke around with each other at times, but when it comes down to it, they are all brothers that will not quit because they do not want to let each other down. All of the hard work they go through only lets them realize how much they mean to one another. As Coach LaDouceur says in the film “family is not just blood relatives you have me and sixty brothers.”

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  • Movie Name : When The Game Stands Tall
    Genre : Sports / Drama
    Rating : Good 3/5
    When The Game Stands Tall was one of the most under-rated film which will inspire and motivate you with head-strong story of a team who had continuous 151 games winning-streak within short span of time.
    When The Game Stands Tall tells the true story of legendary Bob Ladouceur who led De La Salle High School Spartans shattered all records incepting from obscurity to the winning streak
    Thomas Carter ( Coach Carter, Metro) does well in adapting the true story which is based on a novel of same name written by Neil Hayes. However, he fumbles upon in the initial reel for some time and story takes some to build upon you. The real fun begin when De La Salle High School Spartans wins a game after the continuous defeat. The choreography of this game is ultimate and deserves a thumbs up for the thrills and adventure. He succeeds in telling the story of the coach who, despite all odds,dares to dream and achieves the goal. The screenplay is like a roller-coaster ride keeping the audience alive in the second half coupled with beautiful background score. Editing could have been more crispy. Performances were fine. Jim Caviezel was just about ok. Probably, he could worked much on his expression.

    A nice , brave attempt with few thrills and adrenaline rush makes it a good watch.


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