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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McFarland USA / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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