It's shot completely bonkers and cartoony that it nearly takes away from the big ethical questions it raises (keep in mind this is 1999!) about concussions/CTE, drug abuse, relocation and expansion teams.
Several of these issues the NFL is JUST NOW addressing. It's kind of amazing.
Speaking of amazing. Jamie Foxx is great in this, delivering a solid performance during a period where he's being recognized for his comedic chops on In Living Color and the Jamie Foxx Show.
Then there's Pacino.
Pacino's "inch-by-inch" speech is an all-timer. Five minutes of effective dialogue that Stone wisely doesn't film like an absolute maniac.
Those five minutes clearly inspired Peter Berg. From the music to the speech, Stone creates the template for both the Friday Night Lights movie and series.
Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose.