The Mighty Macs (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mighty Macs (2011)



Critic Consensus: Its heart is obviously in the right place, but The Mighty Macs is too blandly formulaic to transcend the genre's many clichés.

Movie Info

The Mighty Macs is based on the incredible true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team that started in obscurity but became the original Cinderella story in women's basketball. This team of pioneers went from barely making that inaugural tournament to the first dynasty in their game. And Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino, the woman that was ahead of her time, became immortalized when she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. -- (C) Quaker Mediamore
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Tim Chambers
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 21, 2012
Box Office: $1.9M
Freestyle Releasing - Official Site


Carla Gugino
as Cathy Rush
Ellen Burstyn
as Mother St. John
Marley Shelton
as Sister Sunday
Margaret Anne Floren...
as Rosemary Keenan
Kim Blair
as Lizanne Caulfield
Bianka Brunson
as Gayle Moore
Katie Hayek
as Trish Sharkey
Kate Nowlin
as Colleen McCann
Meghan Sabia
as Jen Galantino
Taylor Steel
as Mimi Malone
Phyllis Somerville
as Sister Sister
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Critic Reviews for The Mighty Macs

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (18)

Sometimes a film feels a bit too pat and yet is impossible to resist.

Full Review… | October 21, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Without resorting to any trick plays, "The Mighty Macs" is the equivalent of high-top Converse All-Stars: timeless and effective, but perhaps not flashy enough for the kids at the mall.

Full Review… | October 21, 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

The blandly inspirational sports flick "The Mighty Macs" is warm- spirited but all too obvious, even as the charms of its lead performer Carla Gugino help sell this familiar story.

Full Review… | October 21, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

There's something refreshingly unpushy about the movie and its beliefs, and Gugino seems to be sauntering through on her way to a different, spikier movie, the kind that is her stock in trade.

Full Review… | October 21, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

[It's] given such old-fashioned, kid-gloves treatment that its potential warmth and excitement caves under the weight of writer-producer-director Tim Chambers' good intentions.

Full Review… | October 20, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

There's a nice inspirational message for young girls in this movie, and boy does this movie hit it hard.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

Audience Reviews for The Mighty Macs


Trite and derivative.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Nice sports movie. Typical "root for the underdog" type, but well done. I have always liked Ellen Burstyn. She seems to really know how to pick decent movies to be in...this one is no exception.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

This was really just terrible. A failure in pretty much every respect. No likeable characters whatsoever, and therefore a disengaging plotline. Along with all that, there is a preachy feel to the whole movie that makes you feel like you're 8 years old and in the classroom.

Christy Perry

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