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Man in the Arena: Tom Brady

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

PR-driven look at quarterback's career has language.

TV Hulu Educational 2021
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This docuseries feels less like a sports doc and more like a promotional reel for someone who's going to be running for office. Tom Brady's career arc is practically mythological at this point; here, Man in the Arena gives fans a glimpse at how it all unfolded in real time from Brady and his teammates' points of view. But there's a big difference between a candid sports doc (like, say, The Last Dance) and one that simply recaps what most viewers already know. Man in the Arena presents a very shiny, presentable picture of Brady, who has, in fact, spent most of the last 20 years as one of the most hated players in the NFL. It doesn't, however, reveal any real depth in Brady's character.

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