We Are Marshall Reviews
Saw this on 12/11/6
We are Marshall has an interesting story and is backed up by fine performance from a cast led by Matthew McConaughey, but it is lacking in action and doesn't get the treatment it deserves. It doesn't have an epic sweep, instead it has a feel-good structure that makes it cliched despite numerous moments of authenticity.
Based on the true story of the 1970 plane crash that killed nearly all the Marshall varsity team, coaches, boosters and others, I thought the film did a good job of establishing the weight of the tragedy early, and how the odds were stacked against the program. McConaughey was awesome as the coach hired to rebuild a program with only 3 remaining players.
He brought tremendous joy and life to the role, which in turn made you want him to succeed.
The relationships feel authentic, and the football scenes are realistic.
Anthony mackie was awesome as the senior captain of the football team.
This inspirational film while good, probably could of been better. The movie did somewhat coast without other details given about the deceased and others.
That being said the movies goal was focusing on the actual rebuild and I thought it did a fine job doing just that with an electric performance from the lead.
Something was off a little that I couldn't put my finger on.
That being said a damn good inspiration of a movie.