The Mighty Macs Reviews

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June 22, 2013
There's a nice inspirational message for young girls in this movie, and boy does this movie hit it hard.
February 22, 2012
...a well-intentioned and consistently earnest endeavor that is, unfortunately, completely underwhelming almost from start to finish...
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."
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.
October 24, 2011
This distaff basketball tale dribbles away any chance for excitement through a mountainous accumulation of blinding clichs.
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.
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
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.
October 21, 2011
Few clichs are left untapped, including a cast of actresses playing nuns who seem to be hoping they've wandered into a Sister Act sequel.
October 20, 2011
We know this kind of material can work, but The Mighty Macs seems to toil to ensure that it does not.
October 20, 2011
[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.
October 20, 2011
Sports movies live and die by what takes place on the court or in the field, and this one feels rather rote.
October 20, 2011
It is no accident that "The Mighty Macs" sounds a lot like "The Mighty Ducks." It's basically an adult, female "Ducks."
October 20, 2011
Instead of breaking new ground, "The Mighty Macs" revels in clichs, made apparent by the musical score of swelling strings, forcing unearned emotional resonance that the movie can't organically create.
October 20, 2011
"The Mighty Macs'' sticks so closely to the underdog-sports-movie playbook that it's practically generic.
October 20, 2011
Stop me if you've heard this one: A hapless, obscure underdog team overcomes countless disadvantages to become undisputed champions.
October 20, 2011
Trying desperately to be a 'Stand up and cheer' movie, the film's reactions will more commonly be, 'Stand up and walk calmly out of the theater.'
October 20, 2011
It's not that the film is about a story from 40 years ago; it's that it often looks and feels like it was made 40 years ago instead.
October 20, 2011
Formulas work if you know how to work them, but writer-director Tim Chambers, making his theatrical debut, only gets the beats right part of the time.
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