Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 130 minutes
Genre: Biography, Family, Sport
Directors: David Hunt
Writers: Brian Reindl, David Hunt
Casts: Christopher Severio, Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook, Michael Parks, Nick Searcy, Quinton Aaron, Connor Antico, Eric Arnold, Tammy Barr, Texas Battle, David Bazzel, Trishauna Clarke, Grant Cook, Brian Davis, Rebecca Davis
IMDB: Greater (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.7
Los Angeles Times -
The movie's length is excessive and its arc over-familiar, but for those who don't mind a little sap - or a lot - Greater is effective.
Austin Chronicle -
David Hunt's exhausting film runs over two hours and adheres to a kitchen-sink ethos of sports tropes and spiritual asides.
Movie Nation -
The faith-based football bio-drama Greater fails on so many levels one scarcely knows where to begin.
An insistent, clunky sermon about triumph through faith, David Hunt's film is so determined to turn its subject into a Christ-like saint that it loses any sense of him as an actual flesh-and-blood man, the result being a third-string sports saga only apt to play to its devout target audience.
Brandon Burlsworth is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Brandon had always dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was considered too short and too fat to play Division I. Undeterred, Brandon took a big risk and walked on in 1994. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches, Brandon displayed dogged determination in the face of staggering odds. An extremely devoted Christian, Brandon never cursed or drank. He was genuinely humble and low-key. He worked harder than anybody, on and off the field, becoming the first Razorback to earn a Bachelor's and Master's degree while still playing. The overly-fat kid who was once an embarrassment to his teammates and an annoyance to his coaches, ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched. Eleven days after being drafted into the NFL, Brandon was tragically killed in a car accident, crushing all who knew him. Brandon was 'too good to be ...