McFarland USA

McFarland USA

McFarland USA

Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country) directs this sports drama inspired by a 1987 true story. A group of Latino teens in an economically challenged town go against the odds to build a team and compete in high school cross-country races. Kevin Costner plays Jim White, the couch who guides them and their exceptional running abilities.

2015Rating: PG129 minsUSA
DramaSportTrue Story & Biography

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

McFarland, USA feels at once mildly progressive and unavoidably retrograde.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Whatever the film’s virtues, subtlety was never going to be one of them.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There’s more to this movie than sweeping music and celebrating in slow motion.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Ekes out a victory in the margins, proving that a little openness and a little self-awareness can do wonders.

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Thanks to the fleet direction of Niki Caro and no-bull performances by the boys... McFarland, USA gives us a vital sense of hardscrabble lives and dreams of glory deferred.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the beats of the story are often stock, the picture benefits from sensitive direction by New Zealander Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country)...

Variety

Variety

press

McFarland, USA feels at once mildly progressive and unavoidably retrograde.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Whatever the film’s virtues, subtlety was never going to be one of them.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There’s more to this movie than sweeping music and celebrating in slow motion.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Ekes out a victory in the margins, proving that a little openness and a little self-awareness can do wonders.

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Thanks to the fleet direction of Niki Caro and no-bull performances by the boys... McFarland, USA gives us a vital sense of hardscrabble lives and dreams of glory deferred.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While the beats of the story are often stock, the picture benefits from sensitive direction by New Zealander Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country)...

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