All member reviews for Remember the Titans

Common Sense Media says

Inspiring football drama brings history to life.
 

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Teen, 14 years old Written bydustygun April 9, 2008
 

Thought prevoking

Very inspiring movie. The charecter development was excenlent in that by the end you know and understand each individual charecter.
Adult Written byclarence August 5, 2015
Kid, 9 years old July 31, 2015
 

Amazing true story about rising above obstacles

This is one of my favorite movies! Set in the south during the civil rights movement, it is the true story of a confident and intense black football coach assigned to replace the white head football coach of a previously all-white school. It traces their relationship as they attempt to work together to build a successful football team amidst strong racial tensions. Younger children may not understand the concept of segregation and some moments are very emotionally charged, but it is a truly inspiring example of how people can accomplish amazing things when they look beyond each other's differences and into each other's hearts. The two head coaches are both great family men and there is a lot of great football footage, several very motivational speeches and moving conversations, and a lot of wisecracking humor interspersed. Overall, a great family flick!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old July 23, 2012
 

STILL DO SOMETHING GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it was showing that it didn't matter what your color is you can still do something great
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bySomeoneYouDon'tKnow June 19, 2012
 

Decent football movie with great messages

While the plot is too predictable and it's rather derivative, Remember the Titans is still full of good intentions, and it's nicely acted. I love the narration by the little girl who's addicted to football, and I also like Denzel Washington's performence. There are some fights between the players and a few swears and racial slurs, but that it compensated by the film's messages and role models. It's musical score was also decently nostalgic. Kid's will pick up a nice lesson about racism, and the adults may get a tear in their eye when they reckon back to old high school sports. This isn't exactly the best drama I've ever seen, but it's certainly not the worst, and it is sure to satisfy moviegoers who aren't looking for a suspense-riddled drama.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bynickthebriton April 1, 2012
 

A positive story of Civil Rights mature kids can handle

This movie is overall a positive story of civil rights that mature kids can handle.There is a scene where a boy taunts another boy by calling him a fruitcake so that boy boy responds by kissing him .As well as there is some cursing.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old January 19, 2012
 

Awesome Movie! :)

Its a really great movie. My teacher showed it to my class. Were in sixth grade. There were some kids who are immature and couldnt handle the movie, but most of us could. There is some violence. Its mostly just football and some fights. One of the main characters, Gerry, gets into a car crash. There are so many role models in this movie, i really cant name them all. There are also positive messages. The language is a little bad. With some words like d*** , he**, and some jokes about people. There is one scence where Gerry, calls a new boy with long hair a "fruitcake." Later in the locker room, that same boy, Ronnie "Sunshine" kisses Jerry. It wasnt becuase he was homosexual, it was becuase he was trying to get back at Gerry. He kissed him to make Gerry look dumb. And in real life, that kiss never did happen. And in the movie, the boy isnt a homosexual. Overall, this is a great movie, for mature kids who will understand that acts of racisim and the stereotypes people made about each other. Hope this helps! :)
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byJeanne April 9, 2008
 

Wonderful movie

My 8-year-old deaughter and her friends love this movie and watch it over and over and it's a football movie! But it's obviously more than that. It's the story of teenagers who dislike each other for no reason other than color of skin. And the coach who insists that they overcome this handicap. It has lots of characters who have to make a decision as to how to live. Both football coaches make mistakes and have to apologize. Adults apologizing is fascinating to kids. Characters get mad like in real life--subtly. There is lots of grey area. It's complex, just like life. That it's based on a true story makes it even more enjoyable. The music from the '70 is wonderful. A great way to get my daughter singing the Temptations. The only caveats are that it's hard to explain why the white kids are so mean to the black kids at the beginning. And the story is complex. Other than that it's just a great story well told.
Teen, 14 years old Written bycatdog5555 April 9, 2008
 

Great Movie

I really liked this movie it is a great movie about how black and white get together even though they are different they is two boys kissing for maybe 5 seconds but other than that it is a great movie
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
 
Teen, 15 years old Written bybubbo April 9, 2008
 

Great.

Remember the Titans is a great film for the family to watch; both kids and adults will enjoy it. It's my favorite sports film of all time! As far as content goes, it's appropriate for the family if you don't mind a bit of mild language and sports violence, as well as a sad but brief car crash.

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