McFarland USA

McFarland USA

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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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Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

3.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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

3.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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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

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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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Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
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
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.

0
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)...

0

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