12 Mighty Orphans

12 Mighty Orphans

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Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

2021Rating: PG-13118 minsUSAGreenbelt Films, Santa Rita Film Co., Sony Pictures Classics
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12 Mighty Orphans | Reviews

63%88 reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Football fans, or those longing for bygone days of old timey sayings and men with conventional character, may find enjoyment in the film's spelled out structure. Others will be at the mercy of its barrage of inspiration, devoid of insight.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The story proceeds in expected melodramatic fashion.

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Variety

Variety

Manages to subvert a few of the expected clichés to reasonably original effect, and the ensemble of lesser-known young actors is across-the-board strong.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A plodding football drama in which the characters talk to one another like folksy social workers.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Nothing that happens in 12 Mighty Orphans is unexpected, but these two pros still react with infectious wonder as the messages they send to their students take root and then sprout.

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Salon

Salon

12 Mighty Orphans is a feel-good football film. It's just not very good. But at times, it is good enough.

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12 Mighty Orphans | Release Details

12 Mighty Orphans is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Neon and Neon Rentals.