I already saw this flick at the beginning of the 2000’s but, to be honest, at the time, I didn't like the damned thing at all and I thought it was even really lame. However, since this movie actually has a really good reputation, I thought I should give it another shot at some point. Well, after watching this movie a 2nd time around, I have to admit that it was after all a decent watch but, to be honest, I still don't think it was anything really amazing. Indeed, it was still very cheesy, sentimental, stereotypical and there was literally not one single line of dialogue which didn't sound like an inspirational speech. Still, there was a nice cast involved (Denzel Washington, Donald Faison, Kip Pardue, Hayden Panettiere, Kate Bosworth, Ryan Gosling). Above all, Denzel Washington was basically born to play such roles and the guy was once again really convincing. I have to admit that the material was really uplifting and even though it was a gross simplification of race issues, it was still a well made and entertaining sport drama. To conclude, I still think that the damned thing is a rather overrated and simplistic sport drama but it does work and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.