A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (IMDb)
Brown’s Davis is a likeable hero, but Quaid’s tough but fair coach feels overdone, and the rest of the characters are briefly seen and quickly forgotten. The story, meanwhile, has its share of heartwarming moments, but they fall prey to cliche presentation; it’s only the unexpectedly humble ending of Davis’ football career that stands out (along with–on the other side of the coin–an annoying barrage of montages and jumpy camera work) in what is a very run-of-the-mill sports drama.
– Dishonourable Mention on my Top 10 Most Overrated Films list