• Released
  • October 21, 2011
  • G , 1 hr 38 min
  • Drama
  • 91 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: The new coach of a ragtag women's college basketball team sets her sights on a championship.

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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is: a story of one woman overcoming low expectations. Gugino and Burstyn and the...
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63

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
This tiny Catholic school for women dominated the sport at a turning point in history, and this plucky, old-fashioned sports drama sets the...
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
This true story fills a needed niche, spotlighting women's basketball in the era before Title IX promoted equal treatment.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
One wishes that Chambers had more gracefully integrated the stories of the individual players into this celebration of Rush.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Carla Gugino has yet to find the right movie that clicks with her spunky outsider appeal, but The Mighty Macs, a gauzy, inspiring true-life...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Mighty Macs sticks so closely to the underdog-sports-movie playbook that it's practically generic.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Everything plays out exactly as you'd expect in a cheerful, well-meaning movie in the style of something made for the Disney channel.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Mighty Macs further distinguishes itself by, for once, giving a fair shake to nuns, who are treated with respect both in the performance of...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is nothing to complain about except the film's deadening predictability and the bland, shallow characters.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie does say a lot about female athletes and the changing role of women in American society, but in aggressively pursuing the...
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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Tame girls' basketball tale is sentimental but inspiring.
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