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  • Official Trailer

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Luke Wilson
  • Vinessa Shaw
  • Wayne Knight
  • Jake Austin Walker
  • Robert Duvall
  • Martin Sheen
  • Kelly Frye
  • Treat Williams

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This movie is so amazing!

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Amazing movie!

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Metacritic

50
Jun 11, 2021

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.

Metacritic review by Carlos Aguilar
Carlos Aguilar
RogerEbert.com
40
Jun 10, 2021

Luke Wilson and Martin Sheen are respectably earnest as the caretakers of these blandly noble underdogs, but this sepia-tinged portrait slavishly follows the playbook at every turn — which is ironic since it’s a film meant to honour a coach who won by being inventive.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily
50
Jun 10, 2021

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.

Metacritic review by Cary Darling
Cary Darling
San Francisco Chronicle