Gridiron Gang
Gridiron Gang (2006)

The true story of the football team that proved sometimes second chances can make a difference comes to the screen in director Phil Joanou's tale of self-respect and social responsibility on the gridiron. Sean Porter (The Rock) is a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 15, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The role of probation officer Sean Porter fits Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson like a glove; however, the execution is so cliched, the youths' stories (based on real events), fail to inspire.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

If The Rock could clone himself to appear in juvenile halls across the country, the recidivism rate would get body-slammed within a few weeks.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

... a lugubrious tutorial on the importance of being a winner.

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Joshua Starnes

It's a difficult balancing act between gang life and the sports film where inspiring moments can very easily become maudlin and wearing. Gridiron Gang slips and stumbles a bit in the second half but for the most part makes it across whole.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Well intentioned, but way too corny, way too over the top...

John Anderson

Auds will respond, either to the uplifting message and the solid action sequences.

Cole Smithey

Dwayne Johnson pushes his emotionally charged performance so hard that you think he might pop a blood vessel.

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Chicago Reader

... as Robert Aldrich proved in The Longest Yard, a football movie should be able to hit harder.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Gridiron entertains and makes a powerful point about the faults inherent in the penal system, particularly for youths with hopes of rehabilitation.

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Brian Tallerico

The surprisingly effective Gridiron Gang will find its way into that harshly defended emotional endzone, even if they might not necessarily admit it to their friends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Gridiron Gang was a pleasant surprise. I did not expect to enjoy it, and at times it6 did have some so-so moments, but when you see it, you can see that the… More
KJ Proulx
It could have been a little more original, but I find that I could watch this movie any day!
Albert Kim
An electrifying performance by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a cliche but good-hearted movie. This, admittedly, was a guilty pleasure of mine.… More
Jason Owens
This just may be my favorite sports movie ever, if not it's certainly way up there. The Rock rocks as an actor, even though I'm not a wrestling… More
Marc Lewis
This is without a doubt my absolute favorite sports movie of all time. It had fantastic acting, an inspirational story, and some of the best sports quotes out… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson joins the list of stars with stints as cinematic teachers/ motivators, just as the likes of Antonio Banderas, Michelle… More