Friday Night Lights

directed by Peter Berg
Category: "Sports"
Year of Release:2004
Date Added:12/03/2014
Date Watched:12/03/2014
Description:The story of the 1988 Permian Panthers, a high school football team from Odessa, Texas. Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) leads his team through a season of adversity which includes the loss to injury of his star running back in the first game. They fight and manage to make it to the state championship against a much bigger, more physical team and lose when the Q.B. Mike Winchell (Lucas Black) is stopped on the one yard line on the final play.
My Rating:5

Reviews for Friday Night Lights

Review - Friday Night Lights

I thought this was inferior to the TV show. There just wasn't enough time here to get to know and care about the players, and so the little bit of back story we saw only made them into caricatures. Most of the football action was ridiculously violent for high school football. I just don't think an hour and 58 minutes was enough time to tell this story, and based on the movie alone, I'm not sure it was a story worth telling.
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