Movie Review: When the Game Stands Tall (2014) *Why Sports Matter*

when-the-game-stands-tall-2014-film-posterWhen the Game Stands Tall is not shy about incorporating the role of faith. It’s amazing how absent any statement on religion, Christian or otherwise, is from film. It doesn’t belong in a lot of movies, just like any other aspect of life may not be relevant in a given tale, but the near total absence is startling. There are plenty of focused grouped reasons why it doesn’t, but the deftness and matter-of-fact way with which it’s handled in WTHGST is a lesson that “Christian” filmmakers should take note of and perhaps spend more money on a writer who knows how to deliver a message than hiring Kirk Cameron or Nicolas Cage.

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