A gym teacher (Kevin Costner) turns raw talent into a winning cross-country team (from left, Johnny Ortiz, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts, Sergio Avelar, Michael Aguero, Hector Duran and Rafael Martinez.
A gym teacher (Kevin Costner) turns raw talent into a winning cross-country team (from left, Johnny Ortiz, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts, Sergio Avelar, Michael Aguero, Hector Duran and Rafael Martinez. Ron Phillips Walt Disney Pictures
A gym teacher (Kevin Costner) turns raw talent into a winning cross-country team (from left, Johnny Ortiz, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts, Sergio Avelar, Michael Aguero, Hector Duran and Rafael Martinez. Ron Phillips Walt Disney Pictures

‘McFarland, USA’ follows a winning formula: 3 stars

February 19, 2015 07:00 AM