We Are Marshall Reviews

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Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
McConaughey campily channels Jon Stewart channeling George W. Bush for his impersonation of Lengyel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 20, 2007
...would've benefited from the presence of virtually any other actor in the central role...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 28, 2007
We Are Marshall is not a bad movie; it is a potentially nice, familiar movie unfortunately marred by the unspeakably awful performance of Matthew McConaughey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 17, 2007
A sentimental, simplistically inspiring movie that leans heavily on Matthew McConaughey's substantial energy and charisma for its success.
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 8, 2007
Despite its best intentions, there is much in We Are Marshall that holds it back from being the best it can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 24, 2007
What allows We Are Marshall to stand above many of the other 2006 sports movies is both the undeniable power of the story itself and the strong ensemble McG gathered to tell it.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
March 21, 2007
We Are Marshall is the kind of movie that not only believes in the goodness of humankind, but makes you believe it, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
That McG makes it vital and energetic, and not morose or preachy, shows a director on top of his game.
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
January 18, 2007
'We Are Marshall' is both better than it has a right to be and still feels somewhat disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 18, 2007
As exciting and well staged as the on-field action is (finally, a football movie gives the field goal kicker the respect he's due!), I was more taken by what was happening off the field.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 16, 2007
... A heartfelt tribute to those who died and those who lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 8, 2007
We are not impressed.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
January 5, 2007
You'd think with this set up that Annie's experience would be complex and sustained in We Are Marshall, but no. This is a men's story.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 4, 2007
...sincere performances help to put over some of the inspirational cliches...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Premiere Magazine
December 28, 2006
It would be easier to tolerate the movie's mile-wide sentimental streak if [director] McG seemed genuinely interested in exploring the confusing mix of emotions that follows a horrible tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
Hollywood.com
December 27, 2006
Even with the triumphant ending, it's still a lot of tragedy to get over in life, let alone in one evening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 27, 2006
There's genuine emotion in this movie, and wide-ranging ones at that. There's the shock of loss, the struggle in moving forward, the fear of failure and the joy of putting one's passion into a good cause, regardless of the results.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 27, 2006
A strong cast [is] shortchanged by a director who can't trust his audience to feel anything not loaded with exclamation points.
| Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
December 27, 2006
Too long and too talky. It takes 40 minutes for star Matthew McConaughey to make his first appearance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 27, 2006
Subtlety is not a word in this director's vocabulary. The odd thing is, the story is so powerful that you don't really object to McG's methodology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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