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Greater (2016/Well Go USA Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: C+ Extras: B Film: B+

Based on the true story of Brandon Burlsworth, played here by Christopher Severio, David Hunt's Greater (2016) is the story of a young man considered one of footballs greatest walk-on college football player. Brandon was a young, fat and overweight kid who dreamed of playing with the Arkansas Razorbacks. Through hard work and determination he worked his way to his and showed the 'Burls' way. When no one else would believe him, he did the impossible.

Brandon was never the popular kid nor a star athlete, literally larger than life. He did whatever it took to become reach the NFL. Against all odds he prove to his family and friends that if he wanted it badly enough he could do anything, even when no one believed in him. Through rain, shine or ridicule Brandon's strength of character and work ethic impressed his coaches, teammates, family and friends. Even when his team was on a losing streak, he helped pick up his entire team and show them what it means to never give up and what it means to be All American. And he became a legend in the football community.

Every year millions of American boys dream of one day playing for the NFL, based on the true story of Brandon Burlsworth he showed that if he could do it, anyone can. He lived and died with the spirit of a true American. This film was your typical sports movie, the story of an underdog who had the heart of a champion and rose to become a hero that we've seen more than a few times before, but this variant works very well and is worth your time. Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Parks also star.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is another reason this is so watchable; a fine digital HD shoot that is very fine and consistent throughout in the style chosen, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix is not up to the image, being a dialogue-based work as expected. Extras include deleted scenes, a feature-length audio commentary, bloopers and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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