The Mighty Macs


The Mighty Macs

Critics 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


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 (49) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (27)

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

    Oct 21, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 21, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 21, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 21, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [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.

    Oct 20, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Sports movies live and die by what takes place on the court or in the field, and this one feels rather rote.

    Oct 20, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mighty Macs

  • Aug 24, 2012
    I love a good sports movie but this one was too bland and the coach said one too many cliches.
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2012
    Trite and derivative.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2011
    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

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