Friday Night Lights: 9 out of 10.
I attended several high school football games, usually my Michael Power Trojans taking on our arch rivals, the St. Michael's College Kerry Blues. What I saw then and what you see in "Friday Night Lights" are two completely different animals. In Texas, high school football is a great deal more than just a game.
This movie is shot at a frenetic pace that makes the entire experience that much more real and tense. I absolutely loved this flick - everything from the Public Enemy soundtrack to the gritty realism to the football itself. I haven't liked a movie this much in quite some time. Judging from my recent reviews, it was "Capturing the Friedmans" back in October.