McFarland, USA

Champions can come from anywhere


McFarland, USA
This is a Disney sports drama so you know how it's going to go. Inspired by the 1987 true story, novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of their white coach, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

129 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9.
Drama, Sports.

Showtimes

Last one home is a rotten egg.
Last one home is a rotten egg.

Credits

Cast
Kevin Costner, Ramiro Rodrigues, Carlos Pratts, Johnny Ortiz, Rafael Martinez, Hector Duran, Sergio Avelar
Director
Niki Caro
ScreenplayChristopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson
MusicAntonio Pinto
CinematographyAdam Arkapaw, Terry Stacey
EditingDavid Coulson
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2015
Produced byMayhem Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSports, family
LanguageLow impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow to mild impact, infrequent
PrejudiceLow impact, resolved, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for thematic material, some violence and language
Runtime129
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Stephen Farber quote iconRoot for the underdogs.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIt has heart and is inspirational and, although those may be corny admissions, this is Disney and the film works as solid family entertainment.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile there's really not much new here -- aside from playing in a sport that rarely gets the time of day in Hollywood -- McFarland, USA hits enough of a decent stride to go the distance and deliver enough of a winning edge.
12
Metacritic.com
32 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
104 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Disney's inspirational sports drama formula might be old hat, but McFarland, USA proves it still works -- especially with a talented director and eminently likable star in the mix.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconPoignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
26 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
14762 users
18
Internet
2203 Netizens quote iconA good movie for Mexican Americans!
16

Average .. 70%

14

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