• PG, 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Badham
    In Theaters:
    Jul 16, 1976 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 5, 2005
  • MCA Universal Home Video


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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Reviews

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Pauline Kael
New Yorker
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Rowdy, good-natured comedy melodrama.

March 21, 2011
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
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This is a friendly, no-account movie full of intermittent high spirits.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 21, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's hard to understand why this good-natured look at the old Negro Leagues didn't do better at the box office. The script is a fine mix of humor, pathos, and honest drama; the direction is brisk; and the photography and production design are first-rate.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2011
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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A slick and reasonably funny comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 21, 2011
Variety Staff
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Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones are superb.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 8, 2009
Tom Milne
Time Out
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Excellent performances, but the best thing about it is the sharp, sceptically witty script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins.

Full Review Source: Time Out

April 8, 2009
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

February 25, 2007
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Genial, slapdash, high-spirited and occasionally moving.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 9, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

October 17, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2003
Brad Laidman
Film Threat

This isn't a great film by any means, but its heart is in the right place.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2002
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

If you've seen Major League and The Bad News Bears at least five times apiece, this is a relatively forgotten little comedy that is definitely worth a look.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

February 13, 2002
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 2/5

August 1, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Bingo Long is fun, it's pleasant to watch, but it cakewalks too much on its way to the box office.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 23, 2004
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