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Varsity Blues Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    50

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A movie that doesn't buy into all the tenets of our national sports religion; the subtext is that winning isn't everything.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    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.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune John Petrakis

    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.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie is also brisk and wholehearted and smarter than you expect.

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