To be sure, The Greatest Game Ever Played works in broad strokes. It will not teach the viewer anything new about life, or reveal new dimensions to relationships or angles to love. It will not impress you with its subtlety. I would say that at least the villains in the movie didn't have handlebar mustaches, but then, the villains in the movie do have handlebar mustaches. I imagine it was only through superhuman determination that these actors were able to resist the overwhelming urge to twist them menacingly.