Inspiring, but a bit too saccharine
This true tale of a horrible tragedy that befell Marshall University is worth a view, but at the end of the day feels a bit more like a Hallmark Movie of the Week than a quality film. Matthew McConaughey is too over the top and almost cartoonish, which offsets good perfomances by Matthew Fox and some of the players on the team. "We Are! Marshall!" is a cheer that sends chills down a viewer's arms and certainly it's an inspiring, heartwarming story about persevering through grief...but sadly, it's not a great film.