The Mighty Macs
The Mighty Macs (2011)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its heart is obviously in the right place, but The Mighty Macs is too blandly formulaic to transcend the genre's many clichés.

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Sometimes a film feels a bit too pat and yet is impossible to resist.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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.

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Will Leitch

There's a nice inspirational message for young girls in this movie, and boy does this movie hit it hard.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

[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.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Sports movies live and die by what takes place on the court or in the field, and this one feels rather rote.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-intentioned and consistently earnest endeavor that is, unfortunately, completely underwhelming almost from start to finish...

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Trite and derivative.
Cynthia S.
Nice sports movie. Typical "root for the underdog" type, but well done. I have always liked Ellen Burstyn. She seems to really know how to pick decent… More