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: March 18, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
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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

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

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.

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
Cast:Ryan Merriman, Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, Andrea Powell, Jillian Batherson, Anessa Ramsey, Bonnie Johnson, Michael Harding, Patrick Stogner… More
Brendan Nicholls
heavy handed film that is just to much in the end. the soundtrack never ends and seems content to mellow in melodramatic depression. there are plenty more films… 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