Facts and Figures
Run time: 106 mins
In Theaters: Friday 15th January 1999
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Production compaines: MTV Films, Paramount Pictures
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Fresh: 21 Rotten: 32
IMDB: 6.4 / 10
Varsity Blues Movie Review
In Varsity Blues, James Van Der Beek stars as Jonathan Moxon, a second string quarterback who never gets any playing time because of the star quarterback of a small town in Texas. This town is obsessed with football and treats like a second religion. For two hours we are treated to the adventures of Moxon who has to deal with his football hating girlfriend, an evil legendary coach (Jon Voight) and other teenage challenges. And to be honest, it's a little boring.
Why does every football movie have a really heated halftime scene from the locker room? Can't they express their feelings before the game? After? The movie isn't that bad but don't expect to see anything new. Van Der Beek's accent is one of the phoniest I've ever heard. Voight surprisingly doesn't over-act, but the character is too evil for a common small town. Gee, do you think Jon Voight has been typecast? If Oscar night rolls around and Blues doesn't win any, don't be surprised.