Sugar

Sugar

91%

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Sugar Reviews

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

This captures many moving moments and atmospheres in the diverse settings, bu the narrative arc isn't quite as engaging as it could be.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 9, 2014
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

The problem is that it is incredibly tedious and at some point very uneventful.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C+

May 9, 2014
Damon Wise
Radio Times

A familiarity with baseball is probably crucial to getting the most out of this quiet, absorbing drama.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 9, 2014
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

Just as Hoop Dreams had the urgency of great storytelling, Sugar exhibits the patience of the most penetrating documentary.

Full Review Source: New Statesman

May 9, 2014
Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

The cinematic equivalent of an investigative Sports Illustrated two-parter.

Full Review Source: Stop Smiling

May 9, 2014
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

I've watched thousands of baseball games and seen tons of baseball movies, but Sugar opened new doors of understanding and insight.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: A

March 20, 2013
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the makers of Half Nelson, return with another subtly observed drama about a character on the outskirts of mainstream America.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 4/5

March 20, 2013
John Anderson
Newsday
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Sugar, a baseball movie, an immigrant parable and a thoroughly entertaining drama that accomplishes the seemingly impossible task of putting a fresh face on the fractured American Dream.

Full Review Source: Newsday

March 20, 2013
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Not only have director-writers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck crafted a poignant immigrant tale, they've made a sports saga rife with rare truths.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 20, 2013
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The camera is on Sugar the whole time, but the faux-documentary approach keeps him out of reach in all the ways that really matter.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

March 20, 2013
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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To tell you what happens to him from here would be a tremendous disservice. We'll just say that, refreshingly, nothing about it is sickly sweet.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

March 20, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Boden and Fleck are attentive to detail and the nuances of social interaction -- in the cornfields of Middle America as well as in the Dominican Republic. And Sugar is a thorny but endearing hero.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 20, 2013
Josh Ralske
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It is full of so much humor, grace, and unexpected detail, and arrives in such a truthful place, that in the end it's far more enthralling than the typical rags-to-riches tale one might have anticipated.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 20, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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A rich and moving reminder of the way professional sports aspirations can shape someone's destiny in the real world.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

March 20, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
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This is a tragic sports movie that shies away from every element of tragedy.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 20, 2013
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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As the film plays out its melancholy story, we realize that what we are watching is far rarer than the usual sports flick.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A

March 20, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

Follows its own path, defying stereotypes and avoiding just about every sports-movie cliché and fish-out-of-water convention, all the way to the end.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 29, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

We begin to get the feeling that the United States of Baseball is somehow grander and more generous than the United States of America.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 18, 2011
Mike Edwards
What Culture

A portrait of an immigrant, a sports movie commentating on the machinations of American sport and a coming-of-age drama: Sugar is not short of subject matter.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3/5

March 1, 2011
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Steroids enter the equation, but "Sugar's" narrative turns feel more generous than obvious - emphasizing baseball's calming, community ideas over its cult of personality. The gravity of Miguel's plight stays with you, but so does his eventual peace.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 16, 2010
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