Facing the Giants


Facing the Giants

Critics Consensus

The tropes of both football and evangelical movies are gracelessly on parade in this banal, insipid drama.



Total Count: 24


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A failing high-school football coach finds that in order to succeed he must convince his team that there's more to sports than fame and glory in an inspirational tale of courage on the gridiron and the power of God's word. Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick) has been coaching the Shiloh Eagles for six years, and he has yet to realize his dream of a winning season. When the team's star player transfers schools, the first three games of the new season show no promise for improvement, troubles at home begin to take their toll, and a plot among the player's fathers to have him fired finds his future in football looking bleak, Coach Taylor is faced with the prospect of either cutting his losses and admitting defeat or turning his life over to God in an attempt to test the true power of faith. With his job on the line and nothing left to lose, Coach Taylor convinces his determined team of underdogs that there's nothing they can't accomplish with a little faith -- including the miracle of a winning season when all hope seems lost. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Alex Kendrick
as Grant Taylor
Shannen Fields
as Brooke Taylor
Steve Williams
as Larry Childers
Bailey Cave
as David Childers
Jason McLeod
as Brock Kelley
Tracy Goode
as Brady Owens
Chris Willis
as J.T. Hawkins Jr.
Mark Richt
as Himself
James Blackwell
as Matt Prater
Jim McBride
as Bobby Lee Duke
Tommy McBride
as Jonathan Weston
Ray Wood
as Mr. Bridges
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Audience Reviews for Facing the Giants

  • Jun 21, 2011
    Practically a Christian-based remake of Remember the Titans, yet still drives home a powerful message
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 17, 2011
    Predicatable plotting along with religion being shoved in our face repeatedly make this 'drama' near impossible for non-christians to enjoy.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2009
    this is a really inspiring movie. my expectations for it were on the floor before i watched it, but i actually really liked it.
    Thomas B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2009
    The acting and the story is not that great... call me Judas but I just dont like the dramatization. It was really predictable...
    Cita W Super Reviewer

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