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12 Mighty Orphans (2021)


Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

12 Mighty Orphans (2021)

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Released Year: 2021
Runtime: 118 minutes
Genre: Drama, History
Directors: Ty Roberts

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Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

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Reviews


70
Variety - Peter Debruge
It’s all engineered to pay off in familiar ways, though the movie isn’t quite as predictable as you might think.
67
The Film Stage - Jared Mobarak
The delineation between good and evil maybe a bit too black-and-white throughout, but none of those aspects remove the potency of the lessons learned along the way.
50
San Francisco Chronicle - Cary Darling
The results may be sports-movie predictable in many ways, but the Mighty Mites’ impossible story is one deserving of resurrection from the dusty archives of Texas history.
50
RogerEbert.com - Carlos Aguilar
Wholesome in the most “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” brand of mythical Americanism, 12 Mighty Orphans is engineered to rouse emotions with uncritical pride, never reaching the less immaculate corners of the historical period it employs as canvas.
50
The Playlist - Andrew Crump
Ultimately it’s very little about football. It’s about class. This is a theme worthy of a spotlight, too — but 12 Mighty Orphans isn’t the place for it, or it shouldn’t be.

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