We Are Marshall Reviews

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March 24, 2007
What allows We Are Marshall to stand above many of the other 2006 sports movies is both the undeniable power of the story itself and the strong ensemble McG gathered to tell it.
February 3, 2007
December 30, 2006
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December 26, 2006
Unlike a lot of sports movies, it doesn't end with a championship or a great upset over a powerhouse. The real victory on the Marshall campus was in fielding a team that honored and respected the legacy of the 1970 team.
December 22, 2006
We Are Marshall isn't about grief or loss, but how these things can be overcome. It's uplifting, but shallow.
December 22, 2006
This is a movie that sits there, doing nothing, leaving an audience waiting and wondering why they are supposed to care or get emotionally involved, which is really too bad because there is a great story to be told here.
December 22, 2006
This was undeniably a horrific event for the victims' families friends, colleagues as well as for the entire community. But the movie seems to almost exploit this tragedy so it can make audiences weep, and ultimately, cheer.
December 22, 2006
What's missing is any kind of insight into the lives of the dead players or the members of the Young Thundering Herd who rise up to replace them.
December 22, 2006
A series of montage and anecdotal vignettes follows as they recruit a whole new team, learn lessons from the catastrophe, lose and then win, with plenty of sentimentality sprinkled over the whole thing.
December 22, 2006
We Are Marshall is a bit of a shame, because the subject matter could have been something special in the hands of stronger filmmakers.
December 22, 2006
We Are Marshall (it's the rally cry of the team) doesn't always have a handle on the grief, but it does keep emotions close to the surface. That allows McConaughey to be the most refreshing, funny and believable he ever has been.
December 22, 2006
We Are Marshall is the kind of crassly formulaic movie in which everything hinges on a single play in the final seconds of a big football game.
December 22, 2006
A better film would have acknowledged the limits of sport and discovered that when you're in mourning all you can do is distract yourself, either by hard work (on the part of the surviving teammates) or meaningless entertainment (the fans).
December 22, 2006
It looks like every inspirational sports movie we've seen in the last five years.
December 22, 2006
Equally thrilling and wrenching, the film is an absolute must for anyone who loves sports and an eloquent explanation for those who don't understand what the fuss is about.
December 22, 2006
An entirely serviceable night out for buddies looking to locate hidden feelings.
December 22, 2006
As sincerely felt as it may be, We Are Marshall still comes off feeling contrived and superficial.
December 22, 2006
Too bad the film doesn't sustain the mix of sorrow and hope the story requires.
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