Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Heartwarming fact-based drama about faith, race, football.

PG 2015 123 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 10+

Great movie for teaching virtues

We caught this movie recently on Netflix and we were surprised about the very positive messages it had. Beyond the faith and inclusion messages, what we saw was how having parents, teachers and mentors working together for a higher purpose and for love beyond themselves (love for a child, love for the game, love for God), can transform young people under their care and bring about change in society. It's a great movie for teaching character that families, teachers and coaches need to see!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

Amazing Movie

Most christian movies are great, but this one is Top notch! It deals with family, race, and living for Christ. From a christian perspective this movie is Motivational with football entertainment and contains Nothing kids can't handle aside from racism.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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