Daniel Cloud, a Native American Iroquois, leaves his father and sister to attend graduate school. Even though he is a gifted lacrosse player, he hopes to become a football coach. Only football, he believes, will give him and his family the financial security to get them off the reservation and save the family store. As he prepares to leave an unscrupulous businessman gives Daniel's father sixty days to pay off the mortgage or lose the store. When Daniel arrives at North Central State University, he finds to his dismay, all the graduate coaching positions have been filled. The only thing left open is the school's lacrosse team; the Spartans - and they haven't won a game in over a year. The only way Daniel can win over the team and defeat the awesome, undefeated Kingston University Tridents is to show the Spartans how the game of lacrosse was given to his people by the Great Spirit. With the help of his sister and beloved grandfather, Daniel must rediscover the truth of his people; that...Written by
While it is true that this film lacks the blood, violence, sex, profanity and an explosion or car crash every few minutes, it makes up for it in other ways. For audiences that are used to and expect this type of "Hollywood" film, this movie will disappoint, but for anyone who enjoys a story of courage and sacrifice where right ultimately prevails, "Creator's Game" should please. In addition to the story, I enjoyed learning more about the game of Lacrosse and watching the game footage. Kudos to the filmmakers who were able to make it interesting to watch as well.
Creator's Game is beautifully photographed and visually interesting to watch. The acting isn't great, but many of the actors are new and this is their first film. Cut them some slack! Everybody has to start somewhere. Al Harrington does a respectable job as does Dakota House. I remember watching him on a series out of Canada called "North of 60" and he was very good. He also did a stint on "The X-Files." The kid who played "Shawn," Michael Birkeland showed great comic timing and the comic jewel was the "Bookie." Watch for him. Unfortunately, the music score went lacking in this film. That is probably the biggest weakness. It would have been much better with a credible arrangement.
All in all though, as sports stories go, Creator's Game scores.
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