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We Are Marshall Reviews

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March 24, 2018
"We are Marshall" is a well groomed, feel good, inspiring film that is fun for the whole family.
January 27, 2018
It's a good movie for those unfamiliar with the true story of the 1970 Marshall University football team. Many reviewers who give it poor ratings seem to think this is a cliche, fictional "football story." This is not a fictional story; this happened. As an East Carolina University alum and someone who grew up in West Virginia, I am very familiar with the events this movie tries to portray. As a matter of fact, ECU has a memorial plague at its football stadium honoring the 1970 MU team, as this was the last field these young men played on before their untimely and tragic deaths. While the film could have certainly delved into the lives of the actual players with more gravity, the movie is well worth viewing and does a noble job.
½ November 10, 2017
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.
October 29, 2017
A sport movie that is different and better then most sport movies.
½ September 23, 2017
A very inspirational & true sports story. I enjoyed it a lot! :)
½ August 19, 2017
Great Sports Movie! Was based off an incredible true story!
August 13, 2017
It was pretty cliche. A typical sports film where the audience goes crazy when the underdog sports team has some degree of success following a tragedy. IT wasn't terrible, just not great. The black guy who plays the team captain is annoying and unlikable. I wonder how much was true and how much was false. Kate Mara was a good though. A very cute lady.
February 5, 2017
Un des moins bons films de football que j'ai vu, mais les autres sont tellement bons... C'est un film correct, sans plus.
½ December 5, 2016
Interesting stories of how to recruit & build a team after tragedy. Watched 12/5/2016.
November 29, 2016
Insanely good movie. When tragedy strikes,outcomes prevail. Pulls at the heart strings and is amazingly directed. Overall great movie.
August 16, 2016
Memorializing an event per se is not great cinema. However it deserves more than a Rotten Tomato.
July 9, 2016
Based on the emotional true events of Marshall University recovering after a tragic plane crash that took the lives of many players and staff, "We Are Marshall" powers through the tears thanks to a gleaming performance by Matthew McConaughey. However, it falls victim to the typical sports movie clichés which unfortunately distracts the audience from what it was intended to do: memorialize the 37 players who died in 1970.
June 28, 2016
Typical sports movie that does not do much to stand out. McConaughey and Mackie are both pretty good, but the emotional impact of the film is not where it could've been.
June 20, 2016
Predictable, sure, but that doesn't stop 'We Are Marshall' from being an emotional and ultimately uplifting movie that pays homage to those who were lost in the Plane crash and those who strived to revive the Marshall University Football program.
½ May 26, 2016
Buena pelicula si te gusta el futbol americano, en mi opinion le falto fuerza a la historia y a las escenas de juego, creo que pudieron haber retratado de una mejor manera esta gran historia, aun asi tiene escenas muy conmovedoras y en general es una buena pelicula que se disfruta!
½ May 17, 2016
This was a pretty good movie.
April 10, 2016
We Are Marshall tries to hard and fails on pretty much every scale, Matthew is a great actor though.
February 6, 2016
What's wrong with a feel good movie?
January 28, 2016
You could have just counted them out, a bunch of nobodies with only a legacy, goal, and memory to carry them forward. Reviving tragedy , reviving a team from the ashes a new age of football continued.
½ January 16, 2016
An inspiration for sure as this movie, being the sports fan I am, made me pretty emotional after it was over.
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.
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