A Christian high-school football coach (Alex Kendrick) inspires the players on his losing team through his steadfast belief in God.
" I'm not about to argue with the message, but the delivery system sinks below the level of after-school special, and the acting matches. "
" Those looking for an evening's diversion will find it an amateur exercise that has the feel of a film-school project. "
" The wholesomeness of the message and the movie's cast make it feel 1950s retro. "
" By preaching to the converted so heavy-handedly, the filmmakers fumble an opportunity to reach beyond their target demo of devout churchgoers. "
" Facing the Giants feels like an overly earnest church sketch of the type many evangelical congregations use as a teaching tool on Sunday between the worship music and pastor's message. "
" The religious proselytizing in this football movie is about as subtle as a blindside hit by a 300-pound defensive end. "
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