disclosure: We were sent a copy of American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. No other compensation was received.

Based on the inspirational true story of two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, American Underdog is available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate. Want to know about this release and what we thought? Read on to learn more about American Underdog.

About the Movie

American Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination.

Special Features

The following Special Features are available on all formats, unless noted otherwise:

  • Audio Commentary with Directors Andrew and Jon Erwin, and Producer Kevin Downes
  • “Inspired” Featurette
  • “Making the Cut” Featurette
  • “A Coach’s Faith” Featurette (on 4K and Blu-ray™ only)
  • “New to the Scene: Hayden Zaller” Featurette
  • “Meet the Champion” Featurette
  • “Behind the Game” Featurette
  • “American Underdog: Behind the Story” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Andrew Erwin
  • Theatrical Trailer (on 4K and Blu-ray™ only)

Thoughts about American Underdog

American Underdog tells the poignant story of Kurt Warner’s journey to becoming a professional quarterback. While this story had some very slow moving scenes, the message was inspiring and shows that determination and hard work can pay off. I just felt this message could have been conveyed in less than an hour as opposed to the 1hr 52 minute runtime. There were times I wanted to fast-forward past certain scenes.

There is no argument – Kurt Warner is a good guy. His story is one all tweens and teenagers should hear, not just Kurt Warner or football enthusiasts. Even though his life plays out very similar to a modern day Cinderella story, his struggles were very real and relatable, making this movie hard to stop watching once you start.

American Underdog is safe enough for most for the family to watch. This movie would not hold the interest of younger children.

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