Forever Strong Synopsis
A troubled rugby player leads his team against his father's in the national championship.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
There's something disheartening about seeing real-life stories and their inevitable complexities put through the Hollywood sausage machine...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

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Despite all the macho posturing, the corny story is just as sappy as anything on Lifetime.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
This inspirational sports drama unfolds in such generic fashion that it feels contrived more often than it rings true.
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50

Variety

By Joe Leydon
The performances are credible across the board, excessive sentimentality is largely avoided, and the sequences devoted to rough-and-tumble...
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50

Village Voice

Though director Ryan Little puts together a clean, professional package, at bottom this is a nearly-two-hour scrum of therapeutic direct...
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50

Los Angeles Times

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The movie is well shot and edited, the rugby scenes are enjoyable (if likely puzzling to the uninitiated) and "Strong's" earnestness excuses...
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42

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Forever Strong is generic faith-and-redemption fare, devoid of nuance.
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20

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A mawkish drama hobbled by a thoroughly unpleasant and uncharismatic lead performance.
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12

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
If the script serves any purpose at all, it is to allow jocks to show off their buff bodies. They're hot, but not worth 12 bucks at the box...
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BEST FEEL GOOD MOVIE OF THE YEAR

By mattcoile58
I SAW THIS MOVIE LAST NIGHT AT A SCREENING IN NYC WITH ALL OF THE ACTORS IT WAS AWSOME. YOU WILL NOT SEE A BETTER MOVIE THIS YEAR, EVEN IF YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT RUGBY YOU WILL LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!...

Awesome

By quilary
This movie is Awesome. Based on actuall events. I was able to see it in a early screening with the coach and this years team, and I will pay to see it again. Must Go!!!...

Character Strong

By im-red
I have had the pleasure of working with youth with two people that have coached for Highland Rugby! I have known a handful of players from Highland and I can attest to the fact that this is the...

Forever Strong

By cstoutsen
This movie was absolutely wonderful. The acting was very believable and you felt every emotion that the actors themselves were trying to portray. This movie is right up there with Remember the...

Waiting for This!!!!

By Critic78
Inspirational movie that everyone must see. Hollywood needs to take a look at this and try to make more movies that have an uplifting message such as this one. Typical critics say it is boring and...

Forever Great!!

By Barruster
If you haven't seen this yet, pack up the family and go....Proof positive that it is still possible to make a great film without gratuitous sex and violence thrown in to attract an audience. When I...

Forever Strong

By davisoflv
I took four of our kids to see the movie, plus one girl friend. Ages 17, 16, 15, 8, & 6yrs old. When the movie was over our 17 year old stood up and said for everyone to hear, "That movie was the...

Forever Strong

By HEINSTR
Intereesting family movie...

Awesome!!!!!!

By love2watch2
This movie was awesome. Sean Faris did a great job as did the rest of the cast. Gotta feel sorry for those rugby players, but they are tough. Really this was a great movie. I am sure it would...

Great Movie

By serged999
I watched this movie with very little expectations. Turns out it's a great movie! This movie proved to be a total knockout! Great acting, great plot, based on true story, lots of hard hitting...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For thematic material involving teen drug and alcohol use, and for some disturbing images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Uplifting jock drama is predictable but OK for older tweens.
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