Varsity Blues (Blu-ray)
It takes a hero to know what's worth winning.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 28, 2020
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Amy Smart & Ali Larter|
|Performer:||Ron Lester, Scott Caan & Richard Lineback|
|Directed by||Brian Robbins|
|Edited by||Ned Bastille|
|Screenwriting by||W. Peter Iliff|
|Composition by||Mark Isham|
|Produced by||Tova Laiter, Brian Robbins & Michael Tollin|
|Director of Photography:||Charles S. Cohen|
|Executive Production by||David Gale|
The football scenes are involving, the acting is up to snuff, and there is something about those last days of high school that remains a solid background for even the most familiar of stories.
...VARSITY BLUES displays a good feel for the rituals and almost religious devotion that football can command in Texas....And the football scenes are well staged...
Rating: 2/4 -- Scenes work, but they don't pile up and build momentum. Full Review
Varsity Blues uses all the trappings of the typical football movie-a tragic injury, a goofy linebacker, and a Big Final Game-but does so with a sly and surprisingly biting attitude towards our national sport. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- Van Der Beek and Voight weigh in with convincing performances .
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Rating: 3/5 -- A paint-by-numbers story that offers no surprises and a hero and villain etched in white and black with few shades of gray.
New York Times
Jon "Mox" Moxon (James Van Der Beek, TV's DAWSON'S CREEK) is the second string quarterback of the Coyotes of West Canaan, Texas. When the star quarterback (Paul Walker) suffers a knee injury just as the team is about to win their 23rd championship in 30 years, Mox is in the hot seat. Mox, however, is more interested in getting accepted to Brown, a view which is at odds with that of the pigskin-crazy town as well as that of militaristic Coach Kilmer (Jon Voight). But when Mox becomes a town hero for his football prowess, will his sights be swayed from his academic pursuits' This surprise hit from MTV Pictures was directed by Brian Robbins (HARDBALL).