Since this movie has a pretty good reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, even though it was indeed pretty good, to be honest, I was actually slightly disappointed. I mean, sure, it was well made with a solid performance by Gene Hackman and it was certainly quite entertaining but it was also too generic and predictable for my taste though. Indeed, this movie really followed the traditional formula and, I don't know, maybe I have seen too many sport movies before that followed the very same structure. Indeed, if you hope that something surprising might happen in this movie, you will be sorely disappointed. Furthermore, as an European, it is rather difficult to understand why some small American towns would display such passion for their high-school basketball team but, apparently, this movie was really faithful regarding this phenomenon. Still, it was pretty neat to see Gene Hackman at the top of his game and it is a real shame that the guy already retired more than 10 years ago. Anyway, to conclude, even though it didn't completely blow me away, it was still pretty good and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.