Any Given Sunday
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Oliver Stone takes on professional football, a sport whose grace and delicacy are a good match for his filmmaking style. Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino), the head coach of the Miami Sharks, won back-to-back championships four years ago. But new team owner Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz) has little enthusiasm for the finer points of the game and is concerned only with the bottom line. The longtime strongman of Tony's team has been "Cap" Rooney (Dennis Quaid), a 39-year-old quarterback, but Christina balks at renewing his contract. When Cap is injured during a game, third-string… More

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"Almost three hours of this jitter deteriorates from bravura filmmaking to annoying mannerism, and Any Given Sunday ends up less than the sum of its many, often interesting parts."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"There's no shortage of color and vigor in this pumped-up movie."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Stone isn't interested in merely bashing modern football: Any Given Sunday looks at the best and worst of the sport. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"You'd have to be a very undiscriminating football die-hard to get anything out of it."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"This isn't the best film by Oliver Stone, but it is a first-rate job nonetheless."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A meathead burlesque."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"We're reminded that very little movie material is original until actors transform it from cliches into particulars."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"'s hard to tell if Stone was making a serious sports movie here or a parody of a sports movie."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"With few surprises and little to say in this film, it is unclear why Oliver Stone was interested in making it in the first place."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"Os excessos visuais de Stone (tão bem utilizados em seus trabalhos anteriores) e o fraco terceiro ato, mais conveniente do que o apropriado, comprometem o resultado final."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Choc-a-bloc with manly blather about sacrifice and honour and rugged individuals pulling together for the greater glory of the team."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A frequently entertaining, rah-rah look at pro football."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Hit and miss, certainly, but intense stuff."
‑ , Film4
"Stone's hilariously broad and belabored critique of American sports culture ..."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Loud, long and exhausting."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
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