Feb 262016
 

My All American is the clichéd sports drama but mostly well acted especially on the part of Finn Wittrock. I can’t say I recommend it considering it is the type of film that will eventually air on Spike or maybe even the Hallmark Channel in a few years but if you enjoy the genre, it might be a worthwhile rental.

 

 

My All American
(2015)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Drama, Sports
Universal Studios | PG – 119 min. – $34.98 | February 23, 2016

Date Published: 02/26/2016 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Angelo Pizzo
Writer(s): Jim Dent (book “Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story”); Angelo Pizzo (written by)
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney, Sarah Bolger
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 34.5 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


PLOT SYNOPSIS

Freddie (FINN WITTOCK) dreams of playing football and brings a fight to the game that is noticed by legendary coach Darrell Royal (AARON ECKHART), leading to a scholarship to play college football. With dedication and grueling practices, a victorious season is within reach, but Freddie receives a shocking diagnosis and discovers what it truly means to have the heart of a champion.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5

This release comes with a matted, title embossed, slip cover. Inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy as well as a standard DVD Copy.

The Spirit of Freddie Steinmark (2:57; HD) is a brief featurette with some canned interviews but includes those who knew the real-life person.

A Look Inside My All American (2:39; HD) is just more interview sound-bites that serves more to advertise the movie rather than giving any insight into the movie.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5

My All American takes the Blu-ray field presented with a 1080p and in its original theatrical 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio. The picture is above average and given it is a sports drama, colors tend to be bright especially the in-game footage and detail appears decently sharp though nothing overly remarkable, just good enough.

 

AUDIO – 3.5/5

The movie comes with a nice but low key DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which is serviceable considering the bulk of the film is dialogue-driven though the track does come to life with the game footage. It’s not the most dynamic or robust track I’ve come across and I probably expected better even for the genre, but it is at least above average.

 



OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, My All American is the clichéd sports drama but mostly well acted especially on the part of Finn Wittrock. I can’t say I recommend it considering it is the type of film that will eventually air on Spike or maybe even the Hallmark Channel in a few years, not to mention it’s a subject that mainly University of Texas alum will appreciate, but if you enjoy the genre, it might be a worthwhile rental. The Blu-ray offers good video and audio but is limited in the special features department.

 

 

 

 

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