Comments (14)Add a Comment
The audio quality of the dialogue sounds like it was recorded underwater deep in an ocean.This is totally inexcusable,despite the "Plandemic",not pandemic of the Covid-19 Hoax.
Considering the fact that he's basically playing himself here, I was expecting a lot more than I got. ⭐⭐
Although the performance of Ben Affleck appears great, the poorly scripted film doesn't really show how this alcoholic man motivates the members to become the winning team.
The Affleck brothers have done a couple of movies where there is a family death that breaks up the husband and wife. Casey Affleck with "Manchester by the Sea" and Ben Affleck with "The Way Back". I'll have to admit I got teary-eyed at times in this movie. If any movie gets me teary-eyed these days I'll have to give it a thumbs up.
Boring, enlivened only by the basketball scenes. Ben Affleck is better behind the camera. I'm giving it 3 stars only because of the effort the kids put into acting out their parts on and off the court.
We thought it was a fine movie a B-. Goes beyond just being an alcoholic, shows why a person who has gone through trauma in their life needs to find a good therapist to get their head on straight.
A very dramatic film which shows that anything good is possible with will power!
Ben Affleck back on his game.
This movie features a former basketball star named Jack Cunningham. He has fallen from glory due to the many personal struggles he has been going through. In order to cope with life, he abuses alcohol and is on a path of self-destruction. However, one day he is given the opportunity to coach the struggling basketball team at his former highschool and must make a tough decision that may change his life for the better. What I liked about the movie was that it taught you a lesson about how people with the brightest futures can still go down the wrong path. It shows that all our decisions have consequences and we can only bounce back from our actions moving forward. The only thing I disliked about the movie was the large amount of explicit language that was used throughout the movie. I would recommend the movie to those who enjoy the drama genre, but not for young children since the movie is rated R. I personally rate this movie a 4.5 out of 5.
@Dr.Walnut of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Five stars for the acting and realistic depiction of tragedy, grief, and addiction in this basically sad drama. Especially loved the coaching and mentoring scenes. Moments of honest courage matter and make a difference to the lives in this story (as in real life). Personally I believe the coach will make it back but it will be in his own time in his own way. The movie could have been another hour longer for me. Ben Affleck has already proven his acting ability in his performance in "The Accountant" but his performance in this film is even better.
TIP: This DVD is available at the West Vancouver Library.
this was a tweener for me: is this a sports movie or a drama that has some basketball in it? pacing could've been zippier, and the language means it's not suitable for younger kids. happy i borrowed from the library instead of going to the theater, but i didn't dislike it