We Are Marshall

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Its use of trite "Win one for the Gipper" dialogue, overbearing soaring music and conventional plot devices makes it far too formulaic to truly move us.
  2. A movie like We Are Marshall stands or falls on its ability to make you feel the pain and loss of individuals in a place where community pride and football are one and the same. As the film, directed by McG (the "Charlie's Angels" movies) from a wooden screenplay by Jamie Linden, follows a handful of Huntington residents during the months after the accident, not one of them comes fully to life.
  3. 25
    No go. Marshall deserved better than this misbegotten tribute.
  4. May not be a very enjoyable movie, but at least the badness is in good taste.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 60
  2. Negative: 6 out of 60
  1. Feb 7, 2016
    8
    The acting was good and the movie was entertaining,the music was good and the cinematography was superb.It might be a little too overdramaticThe acting was good and the movie was entertaining,the music was good and the cinematography was superb.It might be a little too overdramatic for it's own good and it may be too cliche for some but, overall, it was a good movie. Full Review »
  2. LawrenceM.
    Dec 17, 2006
    1
    Cliched and stale. Note to movie execs: it's time to relegate all tragic "based on a true story," "overcoming human misery to ultimately Cliched and stale. Note to movie execs: it's time to relegate all tragic "based on a true story," "overcoming human misery to ultimately succeed" Disney-fied movies to Lifetime. Note #2 to movie execs: stop casting Matthew McConaughey in any sort of drama role. Actually, in any role, for that matter. Full Review »
  3. Dec 23, 2015
    5
    We Are Marshall does not have the impact that the classic football films have. McG is the director for this film and we all know what kind ofWe Are Marshall does not have the impact that the classic football films have. McG is the director for this film and we all know what kind of track record he has with films like Terminator Salvation and Charlie's Angels Full Throttle. We Are Marshall is more of the same. The film starts out well with tragedy but the script does not allow the viewer to get behind the team. The script relies far to much on characters that really don't matter rather than just stick with the football team. Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox are both decent in this movie and they are certainly the highlights of a fairly talented cast including a young Kate Mara and Anthony Mackie. Despite the strong effort from the two Matthews their characters still remained underdeveloped and the film just does not make the cut. Full Review »