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Gridiron Gang

Wrestlin' thespian The Rock finally finds a project worth being passionate about with this inspirational sports drama. Rock plays Sean Porter, a real-life counselor at California juvenile detention facility. Tired of seeing the near perfect recidivism rate, Porter tries an alternative approach, forming a high school football team from among his ragtag gangbangers. The "root for the underdogs" stuff is all standard-issue, but director Phil Joanou (U2: Rattle and Hum) lends some visual polish while our boy Rocky milks the script for all its stand-up-and-cheer gusto. 120 minutes PG-13.