Based on 126 votes and 52 reviews
If you are looking for a feel good movie with lots of happy smiles because of good feelings then this is a great movie for you. I loved it, so much family involved it just felt good.
Good movie hands down
Fantastic feel good movie! Quite inspiring and I will definitely watch this many more times!
Loved this movie bassed on real life. Needed Kleenex on more than 1 occasion! Will watch it again for sure.
Excellent movie for the family oriented!! Encouraging!
An awesome feel good movie. No violence or swearing, a must see. My husband and I even stopped in the town of McFarland
so amazing loved every moment of the trailer.
Every so often a TRUE story comes along that brings out the best in everyone involved. This is an inspiring film showing the realities of Latino minorities lifestyle and the laborious work they need to endure to survive in an American culture that is loathe to recognize their rights to become citizens of a 'free' society. The depiction of the team and their struggle and rise to championships not only lifted them to a higher class and achievement in their lives but also the whole community. Amazing film, great acting and production. Kudos to Costner and Disney for bringing this story to life.
really a great movie, it is a big thumbs up, enjoyed every minute of it, sad when it ended, could have watched more.
A feel-good movie that is based on a true story that happened in a small town with a big heart. Way to go!
Loved this movie. Very moving story. Impressive that this actually happened. I really liked the very end where they referred to the real life characters
Great movie. My wife and I both loved it . Looks like a "formula" movie but turns out to be much more.
Excellent story line, kept my attention and even made me cry. Five stars from me. I want to buy this movie.
As expected, feel good, team rises from very humble circumstance to win in the end. Acting was good.
Wonderfully inspirational! Such a touching and fun movie. We left the theater feeling so good. The coach and the kids were amazing!
Excellent!!!!! One hundred and twenty minutes never flew by so quickly! An excellent family film.
A very enjoyable movie about overcoming racial and cultural barriers.
McFarland being based on a true story was played out well. Enjoyed the movie.
Liked the movie very much.Great humor.
This is the best Disney film I have seen in a long time. Great story, humour, and fine acting by a bunch of young Latino actors made this film a memorable one.
Inspirational, uplifting, feel good movie. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
This was a very good Movie. I found it entertaining and thought provoking. There was the right amount of drama, emotion and action.
I really enjoyed the movie and was surprized that it was quite good. All of the actors were great including Costner. It had a great story line and the fact that it was based on a true story made it even better. I've already recomended it to others.
Fantastic movie !! Kept me on the edge of my seat. I would definitely recommend, great for all ages.
A great movie I highly recommend it good for the whole family
What a heartfelt movie. The underlying tones of determination, hard work and faith in the underdog, were beautiful. Excellent performances by Kevin Costner and the cast of Hispanic young people. I especially liked the end of the film where they showed the real men of the film and how their lives were changed because of coach White and the cross country team. Bravo!
My wife and I both ended up loving this movie. We went in expecting to see another cookie cutter underdog movie and we both got swept away into the story along with a large majority of our fellow moviegoers. I can't remember the last movie I watched where people clapped, cheered and reacted to scenes throughout the story. And the end brought heartfelt spontaneous applause and deservedly so. This little gem had the perfect balance of heart drama and humour and quickly became one of my inspirational favourites. And the reality aspect just added so much more. Simply outstanding!
Excellent movie, would recommend.
The fact that this is based on a true story does not make it a game-changer in terms of the inspirational, economically-challenged, overcoming-all-odds, ethnic subculture movie genre. It's basically the movie you expect to see from Costner - he owns these movies, and rightly so - he's good at them. I go to see them because of that. It was a good night out and a great story.
Great family movie
I loved this movie , it was so inspiring and show if people care enough anything can be accomplished. The ending was great to know what had become of them in the future was fantastic. This is a must see family movie
What an amazing movie!!! I can't remember the last time I was that caught up when watching a movie that I clapped during the movie or laughed and cried at the same time. I was so caught up in the movie that I felt like I had a personal stake in their success. Definitely will see again!!!
When I read the initial information about McFarland, I was not sure if I would like the film. I knew it was a Disney production and as such I knew that the film would adhere to some higher standards. All I knew going into the theatre was that this was a true story that had to do with cross country running. Kevin Costner is the lead and he is well known for portraying sports related figures. It seems to be an area where he is comfortable and it shows in this movie too. His acting was solid and believable. The cast was mostly unknowns in the Western culture. The only other main character was Maria Bello of Coyote Ugly fame. This is what actually made the movie for me. The characters were all
My husband and myself found the movie to be very moving and inspirational. It was nice to get a glimpse into the Hispanic lifestyle. To see how they all came together to help each other and how they accepted Coach "Blanco" and his family. We all have problems but they gave us a glimpse into the hard working lifestyle of the "pickers" and how with dedication, determination and guidance there is always hope. We are all the same despite what nationality we are. Even Kevin Costner himself and his family had issues to overcome. I really enjoyed meeting and learning what the real life people that the movie was about are doing today. I would recommend and see the movie again. Thanks for the ch
McFarland was a wonderful family movie. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this film but it really got to me. The characters came across as real, with their own flaws. I understand it was based on a true story which made it even more enjoyable - to understand these kids had to overcome such odds. It was an excellent film that both myself and 10 year old son enjoyed and will see again with rest of my family.
cute and inspiring. All round good movie.
McFarland was an inspirational movie and brought to light the true meaning of perseverance. Would definitely see again and have already recommended to others to see.
This was a great show. Very motivating and well acted.
very inspirational film
I really enjoyed the movie although it did seem slow in a couple places. It was refreshing to see the Mexican people portrayed as the hard working, family first kind of people they are. As for the real life coach...nice work Blanco
McFarland was a tribute to the Hispanic experience, which doesn't get much coverage in mainstream cinema. So often the journeys of our neighbors seem like they are occurring in a "far land", when they are not. Even more so, the movie reflected the common values of essentially all families and individuals, especially when the physical and mental confinements are not the "collars of their clothing". The acting was credible. The directing was amiably focused. The cinematography was realistically descriptive. Some might say that the script was a little too "gentle", but the movie was meant to look more at the stars and less at the dark clouds. Speaking of stars, I would give the movie between 4
pretty decent feel good disney flick. a tad formulaic but enjoyable nonetheless. good performance from Costner.
Was inspiring !!! The end with the actual documentation of the young men involved was AWESOME! Could not help the tears pouring out. Thanks so much for the tickets was certainly one of those feely, touchy types. Enjoyed it immensely.
really enjoyed this movie!!! I would definitely recommend this movie to all my friends and whoever else I come in contact with. it was so nice to be at a movie that didn't have to use the f word . it seems to be the only word they use or know in a lot of the movies today. thank you for the tickets and an enjoyable evening.
Great show.. really enjoyed this movie, made you laugh, made you feel sad.. then made you smile and laugh again..got at your true feelings about how life is for other people...an how hard they really worked at getting what they wanted..a family movie for all to see. I would recommend this to my friends
Very enjoyable and inspirational movie
McFarland... I wasn't a huge Kevin Costner fan until a few years ago, so after watching most of his movies, I decided that this one is probably at the top of my list. He seems to come across as a Jerk, but he has a heart. He cares so much for his family's happiness, but he also wants to make a difference with the kids he takes on. I think the storyline, was very well done. He made the character believable. He made you like him, laugh with him, and for me, cry with him. I never heard of this man and his story, but after watching the movie, I went home and googled him. I love the kids and their families and how they took "Blanco" in and made them feel welcome. How hard
I really enjoyed this movie. You can't go wrong with Kevin Costner in a sports movie, any kind of sport. It was definitely a reminder to all of us not to judge a book by its cover.
It was a lot better than I expected. It was pretty good.