We Are Marshall

We Are Marshall

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We Are Marshall 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
emilywilliams81 More than 1 year ago
This is a must-see movie for all college football fans out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
McConaughey did a fine job. Once I got past his character's eccentricities, I really enjoyed the film! Not a Matthew Fox fan either, but he really got a chance to show he has chops. I don't like football a whole lot either, but ultimately this film is not 100% about football. It is about overcoming grief, adversity and the ugliness of life to stand up and say bring it on! I loved this movie, even though I had 3 strikes against it, it moved me. Favorite scenes- &quot We are Marshall&quot chant at the board of governors meeting &amp the confrontation between Jack &amp Nate when he begs not to be benched.
JesusButterfly More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this movie I cried through the whole thing. McConaughey played an excellent role that was funny and humorous that kept the film from being utterly tragic. With wonderful performances from all the actors and a stellar plot and storyline, We Are Marshall is a must-see DVD.
Everyday_Joe More than 1 year ago
On November 14, 1970, Marshall University Thundering Herd football team players, coaches, and boosters boarded Southern Airways Flight 932 following a 17-14 loss to the East Carolina Pirates. Less than an hour after takeoff, the plane crashed in a wooded area about a mile from the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, West Virginia, killing everyone on board. We Are Marshall tells the inspiring story of how the city of Huntington and Marshall University were able to recover from the tragedy. As we watch the rebuilding take place, we realize that you don't have to outscore your opponents to be a winner. Matthew McConaughey stars as Jack Lengyel, the coach hired to rebuild the Marshall football program from scratch. David Strathairn plays Donald Dedmon, the gutsy Marshall University president who provides the leadership needed to make it all happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Making movies about true events is a risky challenge for any director. In the movie We Are Marshall I thought director Boaz Yakin and his co-workers did a wonderful job. A college football team that was so important and beloved by a small town was wiped out in a horrific plane accident. With such a tragic and meaningful event I couldn't imagine the challenge that Boaz and the actors went through. The main character, Matthew McConaughey, delivers an amazing performance. The quirkiness and distinct accent that McConaughey must portray is only the beginning of this tough test. In a role that has him put emotion and passion into a bunch of scared and helpless young men, McConaughey tackles it brilliantly by imitating his character to a tee. Matthew Fox is the co-star. Representing a coach who was blessed and survived the tragic event, he puts out a performance in which he overcomes heartbreak through all odds. Sports movies based on true events usually let the sport aspect take over the message that the director and crew want to represent. Grabbing people's attention and holding it throughout every second of the movie is important. The film keeps people interested by having the emotions of all the characters change and face life-changing decisions. McConaughy makes an immediate impact when he comes into the movie, changing the attitude from sad to fun. Being able to laugh when sad and in a bad mood is one of the best feelings in the world. As in real life, other characters are hesitant to accept fun or to start laughing but then you get to the point where you can let it all out, and as you are watching you feel the change like it just happened to you. One of my favorite scenes is when a member from the old team hears a member from the old team crack open a beer that he was saving. At first it was a surprise to the audience and then there was a sense of what happens next? A major turning point occurred when the character cracks open a beer himself. My favorite lesson from this movie is that failure and giving up are linked. At a board discussion on the state of the team for the next year a member of the old team barged in and went straight to the window. Thousands of students stood outside staring at the people of the board screaming, "WE ARE MARSHALL!" The main point throughout the movie is to prove that rebuilding a football team was the right choice. By not giving up and allowing a board to see the devotion of all people associated with their school, the town itself paved the way for success. Another reason to be easily attracted to this movie is the director Boaz Yakin. Not long before this movie he directed the movie Remember the Titans. The movies both have football as a focal point, but differ in the points being made and lessons learned. Both are true stories and have very serious storylines that are imprinted in history. Boaz took this and ran away with it. Remember the Titans was a very influential movie and if you are interested in the work that was done by Boaz in that film you will be equally satisfied with this one. Making true stories into movies is risky, but when done properly can have serious impact on the viewer. Both teach the importance of overcoming adversity. Life lessons are learned when a person has the courage to stand up to adversity. We Are Marshall deals with the tragedy of the everyday occurrence, death.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie: made me laugh, and cry, and feel good about the human race. It's not all about football: it's about football and the people behind it. I don't like love stories, or mushy movies...this was neither. My 19-year old son like it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic movie. Well worth your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the true story of one - if not THE -worst disaster in sports history. Yet despite the despair, the real story is about the human spirit. It's wonderful for families and anybody - not just a football movie! Good acting, too.
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