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All In: Miracle At St. Bernard's

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Community fights to save beloved school in inspiring docu.

Movie NR 2022 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+
What a great lesson in what can be accomplished with family, faith. and community. A heartwarming story for the whole family.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is an inspiring story of football and community spirit. All In: Miracle at St. Bernard's addresses the crisis in Catholic education of declining enrollment and the shuttering of schools with long histories in their communities, but viewers don't need to be Catholic to enjoy it. Fans of underdog sports stories will be especially interested. It's a great story of a seemingly outmatched high school football team representing their struggling school, and perfectly symbolic of the greater struggle the school faces to keep its doors open.

While it's a solid story, some of the production values mar the overall enjoyment. Documentaries like these always feel the need to be playing "rousing" and "inspirational" background music on an endless loop, as if the story itself can't move the audience. It mostly balances the story with the broader concerns, but it would've been helpful if there was more talk of the bigger picture for Catholic education -- the problems of declining enrollment and funds.

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