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Gridiron Gang (2006)
  • PG-13
  • 2h 5m
  • 2006
Rotten42%
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in this gritty and inspirational movie based on a true story of a group of teenage delinquents given a second chance to redeem themselves by playing football. Sean Porter (Johnson) is a frustrated juvenile probation officer. Most of the kids in his detention camp are either sent back to prison once they leave or meet a violent end when they return to the streets. Desperately looking for a way to make a difference, he and his co-worker Malcolm Moore (Xzibit, TV's "Pimp My Ride") devise a plan to teach discipline and responsibility through the game of football. But with only four weeks before the start of the season, Porter must overcome insurmountable odds to put together a competitive team. It's a season that will test their minds, spirit, and bodies as Porter teaches his players the principles of good character, strength through resiliency, and genuine respect for one another.
© 2006 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and GH One LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten42%
Critics Consensus: The role of probation officer Sean Porter fits Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson like a glove; however, the execution is so cliched, the youths' stories (based on real events), fail to inspire.
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Entertainment Weekly
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June 21, 2017
AV Club
Scott Tobias
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If The Rock could clone himself to appear in juvenile halls across the country, the recidivism rat...

March 4, 2019
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
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Well intentioned, but way too corny, way too over the top...

March 4, 2019
Chicago Reader
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... as Robert Aldrich proved in The Longest Yard, a football movie should be able to hit harder.

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Ann Hornaday
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... a lugubrious tutorial on the importance of being a winner.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Inspiring sports action with The Rock. Teens OK.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while the on-the-field game/practice violence is typical of recent sports movies (though louder and more brutal), the film also includes street/gun violence. One scene has a player repeatedly trying to knock down his coach (an exercise designed by the coach). Two scenes show shootings with blood, and a couple of scenes show fights between players (they're quickly broken up by adults). Characters use harsh language (especially the n-word and "s--t").

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sports, Drama
  • Release Date:September 15, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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