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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Former jock gets second chance in uplifting sports drama.

Movie PG-13 2012 118 minutes
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age 12+

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age 12+

Not just a great sports film. Much more

Touchback is an inspiring story sacrifice for those we love and appreciation of all we have been given. It's really a love story. Very clean. No sex or vulgarity. Stellar performance by all.

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This predictable movie looks like a sports drama that leads up to the big game, but there's much more at stake than just bragging rights. Scott isn't only playing to win, but rather to determine what's important to him and how he wants his life to turn out. Really, this uplifting film is more of a second-chance story about a man who gets to redo the most important moments of his life and make some significant changes. Will he revise history?

It's not that hard to figure out how things will end up. Like many small-town athletic dramas, you can usually figure out what's going to happen in Touchback as the clock ticks down. And like characters in other heartwarming stories about discovering what's really important, Scott doesn't make any truly surprising choices. Still, it's entertaining to see how he arrives at his decision, and Presley is charismatic as both a high school star and a slightly gone-to-seed middle-aged version of himself. Kurt Russell also delivers as the coach, a role he's played just as well in other films.

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