The Mighty Macs Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
There's a nice inspirational message for young girls in this movie, and boy does this movie hit it hard.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 6, 2013
Plucky
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 22, 2012
...a well-intentioned and consistently earnest endeavor that is, unfortunately, completely underwhelming almost from start to finish...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 8, 2012
If you're a sucker for underdog stories and love rooting for a ragtag bunch that takes the nation by surprise, you'll find that "The Mighty Macs" delivers the same emotional payoff as "Hoosiers."
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
November 10, 2011
A by-the-numbers underdog sports movie, but as a female athlete who benefited from the national attention that team brought to female athletes, I embrace this feel-good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
October 25, 2011
Its a story that is amazing but true, but a little depth in the character's stories would have added a lot to the overall enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
October 24, 2011
It's a shame that a movie that should have been a slam dunk feels more like a missed shot from the free throw line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 24, 2011
This distaff basketball tale dribbles away any chance for excitement through a mountainous accumulation of blinding clichés.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 24, 2011
Good, clean entertainment for the whole family, snapping spare parts from hundreds of sports pictures together, fashioning a slight, but genial feature that should appeal to viewers hungry for lighter fare that isn't animated.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
October 23, 2011
The Mighty Macs has its pleasant moments, but it does not have the authentic taste and aroma of Philly Cheese Steaks. Instead, it's as generic as McDonald's Big Macs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 22, 2011
Feminism, b-ball, and nuns. Hail Mary, full-court press.
October 21, 2011
The filmmakers may as well have taken the screenplay of Hoosiers and just made a few edits, changing the decade from the '50s to the '70s and the male characters into women.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 21, 2011
has a gentle sweetness that is never cloying, never condescending. Instead there is an exuberance that is heart-warming -- the point of the exercise
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
October 21, 2011
'The Mighty Macs' might not be the champion of sports dramas, but it's entertaining and easy to watch. (Movie Review for Parents also available)
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 21, 2011
Sweetly old-fashioned … nice and well-intentioned, but on the other hand the Macs deserve better than a nice, well-intentioned movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
October 21, 2011
It's Hoosiers in high heels with a splash of holy water. It's hard not to get sucked into the underdog story
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 21, 2011
Sometimes a film feels a bit too pat and yet is impossible to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 21, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 21, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 21, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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