Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday (1999)

Although professional football provides the action-packed backdrop of Any Given Sunday, the film takes a simultaneously epic and intimate look at the men and women who comprise the milieu of the film, from the modern-day gladiators of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 22, 1999
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sometimes entertaining, but overall Any Given Sunday is a disappointment coming from Oliver Stone.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

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.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

There's no shortage of color and vigor in this pumped-up movie.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A richly composed and well acted ensemble piece...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A meathead burlesque.

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies

We're reminded that very little movie material is original until actors transform it from cliches into particulars.

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Sam Adams
The Dissolve

Stone's blend of mayhem and sensuality-which doesn't shy away from the eroticism of athletes-is a refreshing alternative to the solemnity of most sports dramas.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Choc-a-bloc with manly blather about sacrifice and honour and rugged individuals pulling together for the greater glory of the team.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A frequently entertaining, rah-rah look at pro football.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Stone isn't interested in merely bashing modern football: Any Given Sunday looks at the best and worst of the sport. [Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Luke Baldock
Never before has something I have no interest in, been so exciting. I'm not a real fan of any sport and American Football is something I find mostly dull.… More
Alex roy
Oliver Stone brings his unique style to the sports drama in his 1998 film Any Given Sunday. The film wastes no time to get into the face of the action.… More
Jani H
"Looks like he got damage to his eye." I watched this on a Sunday, on the eve of the Superbowl. I'm not a big fan of American football, mainly… More
Mark Walker
Wonderful cast. Wonderful director. Woeful film. I really thought I was going to like this, considering the talent involved and the fact that American sports… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
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