Coach Carter (2005)

An inspiring high-school sports drama carried by loveable characters, a moving storyline, and a strong lead performance by Jackson. The sports film cliches are definitely here, but aren’t gregarious enough to make me not cry countless tears at the emotional peaks in the story, no matter how predictable. Some of the players’ personal side-plots feel a bit out of place (Kenyon and Kyra’s drama comes to mind) but others fit more seamlessly. In sum, a wonderful story, if not a ground-breaking film.
7/10 (Good)