We Are Marshall ()

directed by McG
featuring Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn, Ian McShane

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A true story of tragedy, hope, and resilience comes to the screen in this sports drama. Huntington, WV, is home to Marshall University, a school where college football is a way of life. Huntington is also a town that learned to deal with tragedy in the fall of 1970 when Marshall's "Thundering Herd" boarded an airliner to return home after a football game in North Carolina. The jet crashed into a hill due to bad weather, and 75 members of Marshall's football squad and athletic staff died that night. The accident dealt a ...

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Feb 8, 2008

Inspiring, but a bit too saccharine

This true tale of a horrible tragedy that befell Marshall University is worth a view, but at the end of the day feels a bit more like a Hallmark Movie of the Week than a quality film. Matthew McConaughey is too over the top and almost cartoonish, which offsets good perfomances by Matthew Fox and some of the players on the team. "We Are! Marshall!" is a cheer that sends chills down a viewer's arms and certainly it's an inspiring, heartwarming story about persevering through grief...but sadly, it's not a great film.

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