WE ARE MARSHALL (Theatrical Release USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì 

We Are Marshall—sports drama—lacks strength in its presentation. The entire film seems a showcase for Matthew McConaughey but he is given amateurish, weak dialogue lines so that the overall message of the movie cannot develop strongly. It seems odd that despite this  impediment, McConaughey dominates the rest of the cast including David Stratham. The movie seems to have taken a patchwork of scenes from other sports movies that have been truly inspirational and in the piecing together of those film scenes loses a type of authenticity of its own. Watch for Matthew Fox’s good film presence. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Biographical sports drama explores the devastating effect of a plane crash that kills most of a hometown football team. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director McG for directing efforts. Thank you to Producers Basil Iwanyk and McG for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey), William Dawson (Matthew Fox), Nate Ruffin (Anthony Mackie), Reggie Oliver (Arlen Escarpeta), Donald Dedmon (David Stratham), Paul Griffen (Ian McShane), Annie Cantrell (Kate Mara), Carole Dawson (January Jones), Sandy Lengyel (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), Tom Bogdan (Brian Geraghty), Bobby Bowden (Mike Pniewski), Coach Rick Tolley (Robert Patrick), and East Carolina Football Coach (Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Overall, it’s a good football sports movie that presents a little-known story and what it took to rebuild both a town and a new sports team. A feel-good movie.

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Ben Meyers

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