Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Release Date: February 20, 2015
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Generally favorable reviews based on 84 Ratings
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ScribeHardFeb 20, 2015
The story of the McFarland runners is an inspirational one, but 'McFarland USA' isn’t an inspirational sports movie. The runners win some but with no real thrill of victory. The runners lose some but with no real agony of defeat. There isThe story of the McFarland runners is an inspirational one, but 'McFarland USA' isn’t an inspirational sports movie. The runners win some but with no real thrill of victory. The runners lose some but with no real agony of defeat. There is only running and picking, occasionally interrupted by attempts at drama and humor, and all of it completely devoid of any sustained excitement or tension. Expand
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ThegodfathersonFeb 20, 2015
There is almost no effort to create an uplifting drama here. The premise, which is solid, doesn't blend well with what Director Niki Caro, wants to achieve. There is the good performance by Kevin Costner and the brilliant cinematography thatThere is almost no effort to create an uplifting drama here. The premise, which is solid, doesn't blend well with what Director Niki Caro, wants to achieve. There is the good performance by Kevin Costner and the brilliant cinematography that you get to see, also great shots of farmlands. But all this doesn't matters if the movie isnt good. This is a movie that clearly wants to be Field Of Dreams, but doesn't have the balls to be it. There are painfully injected jokes and tear jerking moments included for attention. But this movie really looks good and has solid performances, but really it is turd, polished and scamming you for a movie that is uplifting. Expand
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schwartzpmFeb 20, 2015
More "overcoming all odds" tripe. Designed to lull people into believing that everyone has the opportunity if they try hard enough, which, in this country is true fantasy. Would rather have seen a film about the other 99.999% who had to dealMore "overcoming all odds" tripe. Designed to lull people into believing that everyone has the opportunity if they try hard enough, which, in this country is true fantasy. Would rather have seen a film about the other 99.999% who had to deal with the reality of their circumstances without a guardian angel. This would have been a more realistic drama, instead of the feel good deception. Expand
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RockWolfFeb 28, 2015
The show had some drama but was over cooked and under done. Too much effort to make the kids seem like superheros and that was the overdone. Maybe a few poor white and black kids added would have made this work better. I was given tickets toThe show had some drama but was over cooked and under done. Too much effort to make the kids seem like superheros and that was the overdone. Maybe a few poor white and black kids added would have made this work better. I was given tickets to this and should have stayed home. Expand
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