The Mighty Macs 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If you loved Rudy and Remember the Titans, you won't want to miss this one! Take the family!

By solarking
I saw the movie at the premiere last night in Hollywood and had a chance to hear from the Director, Tim Chambers and some of the cast (Carla & Marley). I can tell you that this is a "Must See" Movie....

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By Jackie-boy
Just one of the best feel good movies I've ever seen! A true story that is so exciting. I took 6 kids ages 9 to 4 and they loved it as did all my friends who went. If you have kids, girls...

A Small Budget Film With Lots Of Heart.

By Alon Patterson
In today's world of bigger and better, sensation after sensation, we sometimes forget the simpler times when teamwork and personal achievement counted for something. This little gem of a film does...

Great Movie

By Nyre_the_Black_rose
This was the greatest movie I've seen in a long time and a great view for all the family. The acting drew me in from the very beginning. Of course I went to see it because David Boreanaz, and he was...

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By buffy-the-movie slayer
Went to see Meghan Sabia in "The Mighty Macs" yesterday with my daughter & we BOTH enjoyed it from the time we walked up to the cinema & were greeted by old friends, to meeting the actual star (who...

Great Movie

By mauscott
It is so hard to find a movie the whole family will enjoy. The Mighty Macs is that movie. It was so much fun to be part of the movie audience. The audience was cheering and clapping. Run to see...


By dwyerf
This movie seems true to the time. It is a feel good movie with good acting. It will appeal to anyone over 50, espeically those who attended Catholic schools. I remember when this little school won...

Mighty Mac was a great heart warming surprise. I was a guest or I probably wouldn't have gone

By Call Me Moondancer
I have told many friends they must see Mighty Mac. When I saw it I did not know it was a real story. I had never heard of the immaculate college (or should I have said University) When I saw...

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By slb823
I loved the movie! It was a true story about a school that I know of, so that made it even better for me. It showed the spirit of a girls basketbal team when they went from no coaching to a "real"...

You CAN Go Home Again

By JustwhatIneed
As a graduate of IC (now IU) I was happy to see the campus again. As an alum of about the same era as the story takes place I was tickled to be able to pick out the things that were accurately...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Tame girls' basketball tale is sentimental but inspiring.
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