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Ballplayer: Pelotero Reviews

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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[The] Directors...try to soften...ugly truths with sentimental stories of teenagers getting signed and pulling their families out of poverty, but the portrait of widespread exploitation overwhelms the intended effect...[ END HERE ]of these subplots

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 9, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's an eye-opening look at a flawed, potentially exploitative system and how it is being gamed from all sides of the table -- the story of the collision of youthful dreams and a cutthroat adult cartel.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

July 16, 2012
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Hard-hitting sports doc examines the darker side of the recruitment of young baseball players in the Dominican Republic for the major leagues.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

July 13, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
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What gives Pelotero its edge is a nexus of corruption, exploitation and betrayal that transforms this well-shot, cannily edited item into an engrossing expose.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 13, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The next time I see some superstar athlete giving an interview that suggests the absence of a functioning soul, I'll think of the two tense, joyless boys at the center of this quietly devastating documentary.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 13, 2012
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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A documentary narrated by John Leguizamo that provides a seldom-seen look inside the training camps run by MLB in that impoverished nation.

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

July 13, 2012
David Malitz
Washington Post
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An efficient and often-enthralling documentary that follows the plight of two Dominican hopefuls on their path to the major leagues.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 13, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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We're so used to hearing innocuous clichés come out of the mouths of major leaguers in postgame interviews that the accusations and innuendo in this film are startling.

Full Review Source: New York Times

July 12, 2012
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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Full of twists and turns, including use of a spy camera, charges of exploitation of young players and a wrenching betrayal, "Ballplayer" offers a starkly unromanticized picture of the life and times of these particular boys of summer.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 12, 2012
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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A scrappy documentary about teenage ballplayers in the Dominican Republic.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 12, 2012
Janice Page
Boston Globe
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A well-crafted, bravely revealing little film that could be considered essential education for baseball fans.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 12, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A surprisingly nuanced essay on the collision between poverty, hope, exploitation and passion.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 12, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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It's a wealth of semi-examined ideas about globalization and a twist on the commoditization of our national pastime, all of which are tumbled out, then largely set aside.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

July 12, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
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A gripping documentary that takes us inside the largely closed world of youth baseball training and recruitment in the Dominican Republic.

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July 10, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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[An] essential, if artless, baseball exposé...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2012
Michael Leaverton
Village Voice
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An unexpectedly gripping portrait of how MLB's sausage gets made ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 10, 2012
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