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Former jock gets second chance in uplifting sports drama.
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Fresh: Earnestness and obviousness compete for supremacy early on in Don Handfield's film, with the latter fully in front; happily, earnestness stages a comeback by the end.
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, April 19, 2012
Fresh: If George Bailey had been a high school football hero, It's a Wonderful Life might have been a little like Touchback.
- David Martindale, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, April 12, 2012
Rotten: A lightweight and overlong feel-good drama that plays like a mashup of It's a Wonderful Life and Friday Night Lights.
- Joe Leydon, Variety, Monday, April 16, 2012
The trailer of the film looks like a touchdown, but the film itself is a fumble. I felt like I have seen this type of film done before a bunch of times. It reminded me of movies like Mr. Destiny, 17 Again, The Family Man, and Click to name a few. Those films are better than this one. This one is too predictable. Also, they should have casted 2 actors to play the same roles. Meaning they should have casted a younger actor to play the high school version and casted an older actor to play the older version of the character. I thought the make up to make some of the actors look older, were terrible and fake. Kurt Russell looks like he is doing a bad copy of his character from the movie Miracle. He was better in that, than this film.
- SC007, Sunday, April 21, 2013