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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Dwayne Johnson
Xzibit
Directors
Phil Joanou
Screenwriters
Jeff Maguire
Lee Stanley
Running Time
120 minutes

Gridiron Gang
The Rock puts in a decent performance in this cliched sports' movie.


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Gridiron Gang

Plot
The Rock plays a counsellor at a detention centre who forms his charges into an American football team. They go on to considerable success, learning self-respect and self-confidence along the way.


Verdict
What begins as a series of pleasant revelations and a deft example of genre defiance is nearly crippled by cliche in its second half, but The Rock's surprising dramatic magnetism will hold you until the final whistle.


Reviewed by Sam Toy

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