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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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 17, 2011
Across the board, Tim Chambers seems ignorant of what he's delivering, from the arc of his story to his choice of shot.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
October 20, 2011
Instead of breaking new ground, "The Mighty Macs" revels in clichés, made apparent by the musical score of swelling strings, forcing unearned emotional resonance that the movie can't organically create.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 20, 2011
Stop me if you've heard this one: A hapless, obscure underdog team overcomes countless disadvantages to become undisputed champions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 20, 2011
There is nothing to complain about except the film's deadening predictability and the bland, shallow characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2011
Feminism, b-ball, and nuns. Hail Mary, full-court press.
October 18, 2011
Too bad it's simply not that good, wobbling up on its way to the backboard and rolling on the rim before eventually making its point when what we were hoping for was a slam dunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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."
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2011
A saga whose clichéd corniness (marriage isn't everything! athletics save the school!) would be practically sinful if not for the mighty Gugino...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
October 20, 2011
"The Mighty Macs'' sticks so closely to the underdog-sports-movie playbook that it's practically generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
October 21, 2011
Few clichés are left untapped, including a cast of actresses playing nuns who seem to be hoping they've wandered into a Sister Act sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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