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The Mighty Macs (2011)

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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.

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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 Media

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Cast

Carla Gugino
as Cathy Rush
Ellen Burstyn
as Mother St. John
Marley Shelton
as Sister Sunday
Margaret Anne Florence
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
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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
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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
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[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
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Sports movies live and die by what takes place on the court or in the field, and this one feels rather rote.

Full Review… | October 20, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for The Mighty Macs

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
Christy Perry

Can't help it - I'm a sucker for inspirational stories. Acting was a bit wooden, and the plot was predictable, but I still found myself cheering them on.

Dwayne Roberts
Dwayne Roberts
½

Trite and derivative.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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