The Mighty Macs
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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

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sometimes a film feels a bit too pat and yet is impossible to resist."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"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."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"There's a nice inspirational message for young girls in this movie, and boy does this movie hit it hard."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"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.""
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Carolyn Arends, Christianity Today
"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."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"[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."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"A by-the-numbers underdog sports movie, but as a female athlete who benefited from the national attention that team brought to female athletes, I embrace this feel-good story."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"This distaff basketball tale dribbles away any chance for excitement through a mountainous accumulation of blinding clichés."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Sports movies live and die by what takes place on the court or in the field, and this one feels rather rote."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"...a well-intentioned and consistently earnest endeavor that is, unfortunately, completely underwhelming almost from start to finish..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Its a story that is amazing but true, but a little depth in the character's stories would have added a lot to the overall enjoyment."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"Good, clean entertainment for the whole family, snapping spare parts from hundreds of sports pictures together, fashioning a slight, but genial feature that should appeal to viewers hungry for lighter fare that isn't animated."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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