Friday Night Lights (movie)

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Gary Gaines, the coach of a local football team in small-town Odessa, Texas, propels his squad to the state championships. But the path to glory is paved with racial and economic strife, and the coach must help his players navigate through the maze so they can play like winners."

Overall Ranking: 1417 (Rank from 2004: # 30)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 16.67%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch92 - Backed by a soundtrack that is nothing short of sensational, Peter Berg delivers the goods in a gripping tale about a familiar world where football is the only thing that matters.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 6
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
David Baruffi80
Gorgon Reviews80
Lisa Marie Bowman75 - Perhaps the best thing that I can say about Friday Night Lights is that I understand why so many people who do love football also happen to love this film.
(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest70Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 4
Jay of Life Vs Film40(full review)

People Involved

  • Billy Bob Thornton (Coach Gary Gaines)
  • Lucas Black (Mike Winchell)
  • Garrett Hedlund (Don Billingsley)
  • Derek Luke (Boobie Miles)
  • Jay Hernandez (Brian Chavez)
  • Lee Thompson Young (Chris Comer)
  • Tim McGraw (Charles Billingsley)
  • Stephen Bishop (Loie Harris)
  • Peter Berg (Director)