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Remember the Titans
A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. In 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. As a result, Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton), longtime head coach of the T.C. Williams High School football team, is asked to step down, and Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is appointed to replace him as the school's first black faculty member. The new coach is hardly welcomed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Maybe it's all true. But one is always a little discomfited when life, or a movie, imitates weary melodramatic patterns this slavishly."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"The result is the sort of deeply massaged truth that isn't stranger than fiction -- it's worse than fiction."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Inspiring football drama brings history to life."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The film is quite lightweight for the subject matter, but Washington and company make it watchable."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Unless you find the idea of such an earnest, well-meaning mixture of rah-rah sports action, social commentary and maudlin tearjerker off-putting from the start, you'll find that this example is professionally crafted and perhaps even momentarily stirring."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"The leads, Denzel Washington and particularly Will Patton, are so good they occasionally make you forget the material is shameless."
‑ , Chicago Reader
"When the hard battle for integration is served up as a feel-good package, we've all been bamboozled."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The crack-of-dawn jog to Gettysburg is the only hokey Hail Mary in an otherwise smart, stirring sports film. Consider "Titans" a PG-rated, kindhearted drill for the brutal sadism that would win Denzel Washington an Oscar for "Training Day.""
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Although there's enough emotional manipulation here to fill a river with tears, it's hard not to be swept up..."
‑ , Film4
"The film tries its best not to point fingers and avoids the strawmen racists that are so easily shown in other movies."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The emphasis on the players' developing mutual trust, is absorbing to watch and cleanly directed."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Washington and the others score in this predictable but rousing film where the big victory is over attitudes."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"The absence of innovation can easily be forgiven."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Yakin's hackwork is so slickly manipulative and preachy it has the tone of a politician's TV commercial..."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Movieline
"One of the most entertaining films of the year."
‑ John Venable,
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