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An unappetizing mix of raucously vulgar comedy and teen-angst melodrama.
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A movie that doesn't buy into all the tenets of our national sports religion; the subtext is that winning isn't everything.
A trashy little movie about drinking, football and drinking, is also one of those films that pretends to moralize about the very behavior it milks for every giggle it can get.
Unfortunately, Voight is not in every scene, and, when he's absent, Varsity Blues has a tendency to flounder, descending into the realm of formulaic sports movie melodrama.
If you are willing to overlook the occasional missed block, clumsy tackle or dropped pass, there is more than enough in Varsity Blues to keep you engrossed.
A paint-by-numbers story that offers no surprises and a hero and villain etched in white and black with few shades of gray.
The movie is also brisk and wholehearted and smarter than you expect.
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