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Woodlawn

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In 1973, a spiritual awakening captures the hearts of the Woodlawn High School Football team. Lead by their coach, Tandy Geralds, and fueled by the team's dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate, the team makes an astounding run at the playoffs, leading to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar - Tony Nathan.

  • DirectorJon Erwin,Andrew Erwin
  • Runtime: 2 hr 4 min
  • StudioPure Flix
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Woodlawn

Hollywood Reporter
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Sports and religion are a potent combination, one that siblings Jon and Andrew Erwin (October Baby, Mom's Night Out) exploit to canny effect in their new film based on the real-life Woodlawn High School football team.

Variety
Joe Leydon
Variety

Until the balance tips rather too blatantly toward the latter during the final minutes, the overall narrative mix of history lesson, gridiron action and spiritual uplift is effectively and satisfyingly sustained.

Los Angeles Times
Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

Sure, it's an evangelical "Remember the Titans," but at least the Erwin brothers have made an effort, parochially speaking, to go outside the lines.

Flick Filosopher
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A film taken with the singular American delusion that Jesus loves football... though it also throws in a new delusion: Jesus hates the U.S. Constitution.

Movie Nation
Roger Moore
Movie Nation

The unintentional message here? What integrated Alabama wasn't Christian brotherhood, but Alabama's REAL state religion -- football.

Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

'Woodlawn' hits spiritual pay dirt.

Common Sense Media
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Heartwarming fact-based drama about faith, race, football.

FilmDrunk
Vincent Mancini
FilmDrunk

It's hard to buy that this brand of Christianity is fighting for the rights of the minority while so clearly throwing their own weight around as the majority religion.

jackiekcooper.com
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

"Remember the Titans" + "Facing the Giants" + "Rudy" = "Woodlawn"!

ReviewExpress.com
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com

Entertaining, Inspiring, Gripping True Story

Screen It!
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Enough of the flick worked for me to give it a slight recommendation. (Full Content Review - Violence, etc. - for Parents also available)

Christianity Today
Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today

The Erwins' latest film leans heavily on a genre formula, but it is better than most "Christian" films.

Woodlawn
Cathy
Five Stars

Wonderful Amazing Testimony of the Power and Love of Jesus Christ!

Woodlawn
backtoschool
Five Stars

Very inspiring and amazing story! You would think it was fiction. Acting was superb.

Woodlawn
Amazon Customer
Four Stars

Inspirational movie, worth watching. Insightful to see how the spiritual awakening affected this area. Movie cast well.

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