The 5th Quarter
The 5th Quarter (2011)

In February 2006, young Luke Abbate accepted a ride home from a fellow student following his high-school team practice. In a severe case of irresponsible and reckless teen-age driving, and over the objections of Luke and the other young… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 30, 2011
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

This real-life football story fumbles the ball at every decisive juncture.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Football tearjerker might be too intense for younger viewers.

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Robert Koehler
Variety

The film is poorly written and directed at the most basic levels.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A well-acted drama that finds just the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them emotionally as well as intellectually. It will make you stand up and cheer.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It scores points for being that rare "faith based film" to show a little edge.

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Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

The 5th Quarter confuses sympathy for empathy. This story deserves better than this amateurish production.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Drama based on real events...Good lord this movie went for the tears!! and it got plenty from me! I have to admit that tearful moments seemed to be the agenda… More
Todd Smith
February 13, 2006, was a normal winter's day in a small suburb of Atlanta. Luke Abbate, a 15 year old High School Lacrosse star, accepts a ride home from a… More
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Cast:Ryan Merriman, Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, Andrea Powell, Jillian Batherson, Anessa Ramsey, Bonnie Johnson, Michael Harding, Patrick Stogner… More
Mark Abell
What a tearjerker. This felt totally manipulative, milking every tear out of an admittedly tragic situation, the death of the youngest son in a close-knit… More

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