Favorite

 

Rated NR

Drama, Sports
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson actually shows off some fairly decent acting chops in Gridiron Gang, a cliché-ridden, almost inspiring but ultimately shallow entry into the high school football-movie genre. Despite good intentions—it’s based on some real-life events—this one ain’t no Friday Night Lights. Johnson plays Sean Porter, a counselor at a youth prison filled with gang members, thieves and a couple of killers to boot. The kids, not surprisingly, are at each other's throats within the confines of their small barracks, so Porter hatches a plan to get them out into fresh air to play some football. The movie works for a bit, but eventually gets bogged down by a sappy script. By the time Johnson shows up in football gear to teach one of his kids a lesson, the film has lost all credibility.


See our full review: A Film That Fumbles

A Film That Fumbles

This hokey football flick fails, but The Rock shows he can actually act »

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Now Showing

  1. Fri 21
  2. Sat 22
  3. Sun 23
  4. Mon 24
  5. Tue 25
  6. Wed 26
  7. Thu 27

    Find reviews & showtimes for all films in town.

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation