Brian Banks

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97% Audience Score97%
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Deeply Emotional, Truly Inspiring Brian Banks Is A Big Winner!
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is a well done movie and a great story.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Brilliant and gripping all the way through.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Though somewhat formulaic in its presentation, director Tom Shadyac's genuinely earnest offering about an aspiring football player's 11-year struggle to clear his name for a sex crime he didn't commit hits many of the right notes emotionally and morally, an effort made valiant by the outstanding lead performance of Aldis Hodge. The story here may seem familiar to a number of other pictures, but this well-executed venture is worth the time and, like those other titles, should inspire those seeking reform to a criminal justice system that's unfortunately all too often broken. Sadly, this release slipped through the distribution cracks when it came out in late 2019, garnering virtually no attention, but one can only hope it makes up for that oversight now that the film is available for streaming and on home media.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    One of the best films I have ever seen, and it is a true story
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    Strange one this ; the core aspects of his criminal status were somewhat marginalised. Compounded by the non event that was his NFL career makes for a rather convoluted story.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I knew the real story before the movie was developed. I wanted badly for this to be a success. I am pleased to say that they surprised what envisioned with their performances.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    I think Aldis Hodge is underrated.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Great movie that got really deep. Just wish they showed more of the trial and his future football career.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    I thought that the story was very well done and that any criticism, especially that saying that there wasn't enough shown, is completely unfounded. The movie told a tale of injustice and how the system thwarts efforts to reveal the truth. I didn't need to know what color shirt he wore to court; I needed to know he humanity and the history - and I saw all that I needed see.