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Any Given Sunday is a winner

3 Feb

Any-Given-Sunday

In 1999, American Football was transitioning from the run the ball up the middle offenses to a more wide open passing game that featured speed on the outside and brutal hits across the middle, which made for great entertainment for popular audiences. Oliver Stone’s film, Any Given Sunday opens the locker room door to reveal a cast of football players and coaches that will go to any lengths to win the game of football. Like most of his films, Stone wants to communicate the social, cultural, and political underpinnings governing his characters’ choices. For the most part, he is successful because of the film’s cast and production value are top-notch, but at times it can be heavy handed. The camera work captures the speed and impact of the game while football fans are able to see some of the game’s legends (Lawrence Taylor) act alongside some veteran talent (Al Pacino, James Woods, and Dennis Quaid). Any Given Sunday is a winner.

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Chuck’s Grade: B

Adam’s Grade: B-