Friday Night Lights Synopsis
Based on a book by author H.G. Bissinger
Read Full Synopsis

Features

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

70
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

Chicago Tribune

There isn't a bad performance here, but besides Thornton, Luke stands out.
Full Review
88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A smart, sharp, stirring adaptation of the H.G. Bissinger best-seller.
Full Review
88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
One of the best football movies ever, Nights in the end celebrates the game.
Full Review
83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Thornton, giving a splendid, disciplined performance, seamlessly shapes his coach into a believable man of quality rather than star-size...
Full Review
80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film lets you get caught up in the excitement of this religion and the addictive nature of those stadium lights. Berg and...
Full Review
75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Thornton gets inside the coach's skin. It's a subtle, soulful performance in a movie that otherwise goes for the jugular.
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Compelling.
Full Review
75

Boston Globe

By
It also bears something you rarely experience in a football movie. Friday Night Lights has a soul.
Full Review
75

New York Daily News

Rousing, action-packed.
Full Review
70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
For all its energy, fine performances and dramatic confrontations, Friday Night Lights substitutes intensity for insight, dodging the...
Full Review

The Greatest Sports Movie Ever Made!

By Friday_Night_Lights_Lover
This is the greatest sports movie ever.  It shows life in Texas Football Country and how a whole city is revolving around it.  A teer-jerker at the end....

Review title (optional)

By nickolasmalcolm
Review body (optional)...

Friday Night Lights Movie Review

By Spencer27057
70 out of 100 On my opinion from other football dramas this isn't great, but not bad....

Review title (optional)

By eliirvine03
Review body (optional)...

MUST GO!!!

By mhdsports
If you like billy bob Thornton in sports movies than you must go see this movie...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ So much more than a football movie.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF