Friday Night Lights

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Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.


  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Derek Luke
  • Jay Hernandez
  • Lucas Black
  • Garrett Hedlund
  • Tim McGraw
  • Connie Britton
  • Lee Thompson Young
  • Lee Jackson
  • Grover Coulson

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The film lets you get caught up in the excitement of this religion and the addictive nature of those stadium lights. Berg and cinematographer Tobias Schliessler get up close to the action, catching the hits and miscues in all their violent urgency.

Metacritic review by Kirk Honeycutt
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter

The movie demonstrates the power of sports to involve us; we don't live in Odessa and are watching a game played 16 years ago, and we get all wound up.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times