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      5 Time Champion

      2011 1h 32m Drama List
      Reviews A teen (Ryan Akin) begins to question his own sexuality while the adults around him are mired in romantic entanglements of their own. Read More Read Less

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      Rachel Saltz New York Times Deliberately small-scale, "Five Time Champion" has tough-minded moments but too often veers toward the sweet and even the treacly. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 26, 2012 Full Review Nick Pinkerton Village Voice Rule of thumb: If a movie about how life is messy features someone lecturing about how messy life is, that movie is not nearly messy enough to do justice to life. Jan 24, 2012 Full Review Nick Schager Slant Magazine With every landscape cutaway and twinkling note from its xylophone-heavy score, it begs to be taken as a dreamy slice of countryside profundity. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 24, 2012 Full Review Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Boxoffice Magazine It's not just the little film that could, it could be the last honest movie in Texas. Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 31, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I saw "Five Time Champion" at its SXSW Austin debut. It was incredible! By incredible I mean that it was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable to watch. It was "laugh at loud" funny yet dramatic in just the right places. "Five Time Champion" is a "coming of age" masterpiece. The entire acting ensemble is to be commended. There were no poor performances in this movie which helps to explain why this film has attained critical acclaim. Ryan Akin in the lead roles was perfect for the part. His performance was flawless. Likewise, Noell Coet who played his girlfriend, Shiley in the movie, proved that she is ready for stardom. Her splendid perforamnce will make any viewer fall in love with her. This is a must see movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The title is misleading. This has nothing really to do with sports. This is a beautifully realized weaving of the stories of a boy, his mother and estranged father, and his grandparents. Director Berndt Mader has created a very sweet and real slice of small town life that is the best film of the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Hopefully this will get the national recognition and distribution it deserves. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A teen (Ryan Akin) begins to question his own sexuality while the adults around him are mired in romantic entanglements of their own.
      Berndt Mader
      Berndt Mader, Ezra Venetos
      Berndt Mader
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 23, 2016
      1h 32m