Any Given Sunday [15th Anniversary] [Blu-ray] [Eng/Fre/Spa] [1999]

  • SKU: 8138045
  • Release Date: 09/09/2014
  • Rating: R
  • 4.4 (32)
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4
a realistic portrayal of pro football Posted by: from: on I saw Any Given Sunday in the theater when I was 14. I thought it was a very good movie and may have told the future of pro football as we know it today. It is a story of the Miami Sharks coached by Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino) as an aging coach whose time has passed buts want one more shot before retiring. He is constantly at odds with team owner Christina (Cameron Diaz) who inherited the team from her father when he died. Jamie Foxx gives a breakthrough performance as Willie Beemen, the third string QB who gets a chance to play after starter Cap Rooney (Dennis Quaid) receives a devastating injury. Beamen ultimately leads the Sharks to several wins in a row despite the disapproval of his coach and star RB Julian Washington (LL Cool J) angry that Beamen calls his own plays and living a celebrity life off the field. Overall, it has an outstanding supporting cast with former football players Lawrence Taylor, Jim Brown and cameos from football legends. Oliver Stone pulls no punches when it comes to the grittiness of football on and off the field. It examines not only the game itself, but what happens outside the other six days of the week. Interestingly enough, it may have been a future look at the present day with the onset of concussions and other injuries. I have not seen many football movies in my lifetime but the ones I have seen are either silly or so positive that it falls on unrealistic. That said, this is probably my favorite movie about football. It is not a classic but it is a very good movie. Oliver Stone makes a good rebound from his previous movie U-Turn and scores a touchdown.

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4
great movie Posted by: from: on I got this as a Christmas gift for my husband and he loves it

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5
One of the best sports films of all time Posted by: from: CT on Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday is now 15 years old and this newly released Special Edition Blu-ray just bleeds off the screen. Featuring a supremely aggressive audio/visual package, this is totally-in-your-face filmmaking at all times. Hurtling, stylized, frenzied cinematography from Salvatore Totino that shakes the senses. The hyperactive yet still lucid editing is in perfect tandem with the over the top subject material and everything is played at just the right tone and pitch. The eclectic musical score compliments every wild and crazy scene. Al Pacino is at his Shouting-Mad best here, and he gets some seriously good dialogue from John Logan and Stone; his “inches” locker room speech is one for the ages. Stone brought major directorial intensity to each and every scene in this scathing indictment of professional football; in retrospect this film feels very ahead of its time. The cold, cynical message this film purveys is still relevant and topical. The absurdly deep cast all deliver deeply committed performances; standouts are an icy Cameron Diaz, a perfectly weathered Dennis Quaid, sleazy James Woods pushing pain killers on the players, and of course, the flashy and confident work of then-acting-newcomer Jamie Foxx, who holds his own with all of the veteran actors, and does a lot on his own with his arrogant, show-boating character. The sequence where he has dinner with Pacino and the chariot race from Ben-Hur is playing in the background is still one of my favorite scenes in any film. And let’s not forget about the in-credits stinger – so nasty! Great football action, sharp satire, fantastic visuals, and dynamite sound design help make this one of the best sports movies of all time.

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4
Movie was very entertaining with great actors. Posted by: from: Chapin, SC on Movie had a lot of football excitement as well as drama !!

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5
Great Movie Posted by: from: on If you are a football fan you have to enjoy this movie.

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5
Great buy Posted by: from: on Classic movie great buy well worth the price thanks

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5
Great movie.. Posted by: from: on Really good sports movie and great plot. 1 of the best football movies.

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5
Hilarious!! Posted by: from: on I'd seen this movie once when it first came out on DVD, but I forgotten how hysterical it was! Great cast too!

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5
Al Pacino as a coach what else to say Posted by: from: on One of the best sports movies of all time it's a great football movie to watch

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4
Classic Posted by: from: on Great movie Awesome cast. Can't go wrong with that.

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