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Blonde-haired, blue-eyed women's libber Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn) quits her teaching job at a comfortable middle-class school to take a new position as varsity football coach at a predominantly black inner-city school. Culture and gender clashes abound; she must win over the hard-boiled youths, convince them to practice hard and show up for class, and convince them they can win football games. Her job begins to take a toll on her family, however, when her ex-husband (James Keach) attempts to take away her daughter, claiming she is neglecting her responsibilities as a mother. Wildcats… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"When Goldie Hawn tangles with high school varsity coach Bruce McGill, anyone can foresee the final confrontation."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Wildcats is about how spunky Hawn is and how cute it's supposed to be that this little woman can make all those great big football players do what she says."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Turns out to be a bore with its locker-room language, its predictable celebration of the underdogs, and its thoroughly tedious subplot about the coach's custody battle."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Second best football flick ever made."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Instead of 'believe in yourself', the message becomes simply 'make believe'."
‑ , Time Out
"Silly but not always funny."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Goldie fumbles."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"All too predictably, Molly rises to this challenge."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Goldie coaches the high school football team. Jock strap humor."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A flaccid football yarn that certainly gains no comedic yardage with the frazzled Goldie Hawn in the starring role."
‑ Frank Ochieng, TheWorldJournal.com
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