Touchback
Touchback (2012)

Former high school football star turned farmer and family man, Scott Murphy (Brian Presley) finds himself with a unique opportunity to revisit his glory days during the Ohio State championship game where he permanently injured his knee in a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 8, 2013
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64%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Earnestness and obviousness compete for supremacy early on in Don Handfield's film, with the latter fully in front; happily, earnestness stages a comeback by the end.

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David Martindale
Dallas Morning News

If George Bailey had been a high school football hero, It's a Wonderful Life might have been a little like Touchback.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

[I]t's not a bad film. It just needed a little trimming and a little work on the ending.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

A lightweight and overlong feel-good drama that plays like a mashup of It's a Wonderful Life and Friday Night Lights.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

Touchback takes a handoff from Peggy Sue Got Married and It's A Wonderful Life and runs it up the middle for a modest gain.

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William Bibbiani
CraveOnline

Touchback isn't a bad movie, aside from the makeup effects that look like someone just shoved a pillow down Bryan Presley's shirt. It's just an unconvincing one.

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William Goss
Film.com

Are any of them alone reason enough to sit through two hours of warmed-over life lessons? Not particularly, but it should be said that the cast and crew have made a fair stride towards redeeming earnest low-budget filmmaking of this ilk...

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Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

Touchback is a sweet family film that ultimately lacks enough insight into the main character's thought process as he struggles to make a decision that could change his life.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Former jock gets second chance in uplifting (albeit cliched) sports drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Nice touching family movie.
Sol C
The trailer of the film looks like a touchdown, but the film itself is a fumble. I felt like I have seen this type of film done before a bunch of times. It… More