The Long Game

2023

Action / Drama / History / Sport

3
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81% · 31 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 97% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.6/10 10 1082 1.1K

Director

Top cast

Dennis Quaid as Frank Mitchell
Gillian Vigman as Gayle Baker
Jay Hernandez as JB Peña
2160p.WEB.x265
5.03 GB
3840*1916
English 5.1
PG
23.976 fps
1 hr 52 min
Seeds 89

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tomsawyer-01858 7 / 10

Just love it

I am a non-golfer.

I never played, and I never will.

It is from my point of view not a real sport.

Like pool, snooker it is a boring ball game, not enough physical and mental action, no real confrontations. I prefer sports like Tennis, or better football (soccer for you US people)

But the movie is not. It is about passionate young and elder people, trying to find their way through the obstacles mostly unfair of life.

It has a lot of very very nice, emotionally intelligent little scenes about wisdom and effect of our decisions and actions.

I can't emphasize enough how well these scenes are made.

So many characters well drawn. The director Julio Quintana born in the USA after her parents left Cuba shows he feels how Mexican immigrants felt. Not anymore Mexicans and yet not real Americans.

No-man's-land..

I specially liked the symbolism in the scene were a golfers girlfriend explains how she intends to become a writer by already writing now shorts stories of peoples daily life. Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.

Actors are all great, but I fell for Jaina Lee Ortiz.

It is a men sports, is it not still today?

She is not even mentioned on the cover, standing far in the back.

What a shame, She did not have too many words to say, so she made her presence mainly by her very subtle body and face expressions. Nevertheless she played a strong female character.

She has great potential, and I hope we see more of her anytime soon.

Reviewed by RegalsReelView 8 / 10

Enjoyable for both golfers and non-golfers

A superintendent and five high school students set out to show that everyone, even Mexicans, is welcome on the golf course. They start a golf team with a single goal: to win and reach the state championship. Along the way, they face racism and obstacles but do not waver in their goal.

This is an inspirational true story about a group of teenagers and their coaches going against the odds and societal norms. The film has a bit of comedy, emotion, drama, and golf. The film quickly gets to the main parts of the story, sharing details and backstory along the way. The film is not heavy on golf but has enough to keep golf and non-golf fans interested. The film sheds some light on how non-white American soldiers were treated during and after the war, which is eye-opening and heartbreaking. This is a great sports film, regardless of whether you are a golf fan.

Reviewed by stevendbeard 7 / 10

Field of Golf Dreams

I saw The Long Game, starring Jay Hernandez-Magnum P. I._tv, Suicide Squad; Dennis Quaid-Lawmen: Bass Reeves_tv, Jaws 3D; Brett Cullen-The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider and Cheech Marin-Shotgun Wedding, From Dusk Till Dawn.

This movie is based on a true story. It takes place in 1955 south Texas, where Jay has gotten a job as a high school vice principle. Jay tries to become a member at the local golf country club but is refused because of his race-Mexican_American. Brett plays a judge that plays at the club and doesn't want Jay or his kind playing at the club. Jay decides to start his own team of Mexican_American players, after seeing a few of them playing in an open field-they all worked at the golf club as caddies. Jay's old Marine buddy Dennis, is a golfer too and wants to help train the boys. Cheech is the grounds keeper at the club and helps with golf equipment and other assorted needs for the boys. Jay, Dennis and the boys even build their own version of a golf course in an open field, so they can practice. Sort of like their own Field of Golf Dreams. As the end credits start, pictures are shown of the real people and what happened to them and after the end credits, Jay comes on and says a few words.

It's rated PGA.... I mean, PG for language, racial slurs and violence and has a running time of 1 hour & 46 minutes.

I'm not a big golf fan so I probably wouldn't buy this on DVD but if you do like golf, it would be a good one to stream.

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