'12 Mighty Orphans’: Touchdown!

Derrick Bang

June 18, 2021

This seems to be the season for inspirational, fact-based underdog stories, and we’ve got another good one.

Indeed, I’m surprised it took so long for this astonishing saga to hit the big screen.

Director Ty Roberts’ heartfelt adaptation of author and sportswriter Jim Dent’s mesmerizing 2008 nonfiction book may be the ultimate underdog saga, given its Depression-era setting.

This seems to be the season for inspirational, fact-based underdog stories, and we’ve got another good one.

Indeed, I’m surprised it took so long for this astonishing saga to hit the big screen.

Director Ty Roberts’ heartfelt adaptation of author and sportswriter Jim Dent’s mesmerizing 2008 nonfiction book may be the ultimate underdog saga, given its Depression-era setting.