Movie Review – National Champions

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National Champions did a great job of breaking down the behind-the-scenes of college sports. It’s definitely an eye-opener to things I personally had never thought of. The athletes that get out there and give us our Saturday game day really do it at a cost to themselves.

This movie points out the entire breakdown on what these games bring in (billions of dollars) and where it goes. Again, I had never thought about this.

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The movie is fairly long, but they needed a slow pace to bring all the little things together.

If you’re going to see it for football action, heads up, there is none. We see a few clips of plays, but they never enter the field.

The purpose of this film was for telling the story of the fight for fair compensation, equality, and respect for the student-athletes. I think they did a great job.

Grade: B+

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There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of National Champions. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated: (N/A) Language Throughout | Sexual References
Genres: Drama
Starring: Alexander Ludwig, Timothy Olyphant, J.K. Simmons
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Writer(s): Adam Mervis
Language: N/A
Country: United States


Follows a star quarterback who ignites a player’s strike hours before the biggest game of the year, in order to fight for fair compensation, equality, and respect for the student-athletes.

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