Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
33% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
71% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
19% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

Premieres Tonight

—— The Cosmopolitans: Season One

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

The Perfect Game Reviews

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Notable only for being a catalog of just about every kid-pic cliche' ever committed to film.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: D+

May 7, 2010
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Director William Dear is not one to miss a sentimental beat.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2010
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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[From] the second minute of the movie I knew every single thing that was going to happen and there was not a single surprise.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

April 19, 2010
Joe Leydon
Variety
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It's an unabashedly corny but occasionally stirring dramedy based on the true-life story of scrappy young baseball players from Mexico.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 16, 2010
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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So overwhelmed by its own based-on-actual-events tale that it can't find the tone to tell it effectively.

Full Review Source: New York Times

April 16, 2010
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Anyone much older than, say, 10, will likely find the underdog saga sappy and manipulative, not to mention filled with sports movie cliches, including the following statement: "It will take a miracle to make them into a real team."

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 16, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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This inspirational film, written by first-timer (and producer) W. William Winokur, is not for cynics or those resistant to cute kids (and child actors sometimes given to mugging).

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 16, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A big, bland serving of corn that wouldn't have been out of place on The Wonderful World of Disney 50 years ago.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

April 16, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A very sweet, very slight family movie that scores smiles and tears of joy.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 15, 2010
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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The heart of both the story and its telling do help in smoothing over other deficiencies, sweet and disarming in its belief that something like a baseball game can make a bigger difference.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2010
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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The climactic drama of the championship game owes largely to the fact that, despite their unprecedented success as a foreign team in the tournament, young Angel Macias and his teammates somehow didn't go down in history, at least not stateside.

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

April 15, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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A paper-thin telling of a genuinely remarkable story that lifts the bullet points of a Mexican team's unprecedented run through the Little League World Series, and fills out the rest with stereotypes and rank sentimentality.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

April 15, 2010
Aaron Hillis
L.A. Weekly
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Barely dramatizing off-the-field struggles like visa problems and the boys' first taste of good ol' American racism, the film does a disservice to the community it depicts by rendering an inspiring cultural story entirely uninspired.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 15, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Well-meaning but thick with cliches.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 15, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The film is perfectly mediocre, which is heartbreaking, not heartwarming.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 15, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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You sort of know how these underdog sports movies turn out. Doesn't matter. The Perfect Game so expertly uses the charisma and personalities of the actors, especially the young ones, that it's thrilling anyway.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 15, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The odd engaging moment is always followed by a cloying eye-roller, such as when a nearly-new ball appears on their dusty Monterey sandlot. "Father, what does it mean?" "It means God wants us to play baseball!"

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 14, 2010
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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Although based on the real-life tale of nine underage underdogs from Monterrey, Mexico who swept the 1957 Little League World Series, this Cinderella sports story rings false from first pitch to last.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

April 14, 2010
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