McFarland, USA

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.

PG 2015 128 minutes

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age 10+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 10+

What's this? ANOTHER underdog sports story?

Underdog films proliferate around sport stories and this is no exception. Underdog, fish out of water, and the sentimental feel goods that encourage just a tear or two...this film has all of that. And then of course Kevin Costner. Draw your own conclusions. I eventually enjoyed this film even though it glides over systemic issues that would help explain why the small town is so depressed, but you know...Disney doing what Disney does, mainly wallpapering over depictions of why things are the way that they are and focusing on how one singular person can make a difference against a few token odds.
age 9+

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