67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Touchback may accurately be called cornball hokum by some, but it's nevertheless a well-made film filled with heart and soul (and Snake Plissken).
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60

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
What ultimately waters down a movie like Touchback, aside from a really sappy ending, is that we know the answers going in.
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58

The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
Entering the minor canon of movies named after sports regulations - move over, "Offside!" - Don Handfield's Touchback takes a handoff from "Peggy Sue Got Married" and "It's A Wonderful Life" and runs it up the middle for a modest gain.
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50

Variety

By Joe Leydon
This handsomely produced but ponderously uplifting trifle should be flagged for excessive schmaltz and offensive illogic.
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56 out of 100
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