Bull Durham (1988)

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Critic Consensus: Kevin Costner at his funniest and most charismatic in Bull Durham, a film that's as wise about relationships as it is about minor league baseball.


Movie Info

With a witty blend of sports drama, intelligent comedy and sexy romance Bull Durham is an ideal date film. The story centers upon the shenanigans taking place during a season with the sub-Minor-League baseball team the Durham Bulls. The team "mascot" is Annie, a well-read, sophisticated Southern charmer who makes it her annual mission to select one young player and teach him all about life, literature, lovemaking and the art of baseball. Her choice this year is the wild-armed but potentially … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ron Shelton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 28, 1998
Runtime:
Orion Pictures

Cast


as Crash Davis

as Annie Savoy

as Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' L...

as Joe 'Skip' Riggins

as Larry Hockett

as Baseball Player

as Baseball Player

as Baseball Player

as Himself

as Scared Batter

as Abused Umpire

as Ballpark Announcer

as Baseball Player

as Cocktail Waitress

as Chu Chu

as Nuke's Father

as Minister

as Core Baseball Player

as Teddy (Radio Announc...

as Core Baseball Player

as Core Baseball Player

as Core Baseball Player

as Core Baseball Player

as Core Baseball Player

as Core Baseball Player

as Core Baseball Player

as Core Baseball Player

as Core Baseball Player

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Critic Reviews for Bull Durham

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (14)

Screwball Annie and hardball Crash aren't playing the same game, which is Shelton's conceit as well as a possible screen-writing miscalculation.

Full Review… | March 20, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Ron Shelton, who wrote and directed the film, displays a knowledge of and affection for the national pastime. You can see it in the knowing detail he brings to even the minor characters.

Full Review… | March 20, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

[Shelton is] uncanny at putting us inside his players' heads when they're on the mound or up at bat, running their private litanies of encouragement and subversion to psych themselves up.

Full Review… | March 11, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Rather than a vapid national epic, it is a warm, droll, deftly cracked romantic comedy.

Full Review… | March 11, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The acting in Bull Durham cannot be faulted and should be remembered at Oscar time. Sarandon has one of the juiciest female roles in years and she makes you think no one could play it better.

Full Review… | March 11, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Shelton locates the tension and the humor between pitches, between ball games, between the sheets. It helps too that he has written the wittiest, busiest screenplay since Moonstruck, and that his three stars do their very best screen work.

Full Review… | March 16, 2011
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bull Durham

One of the best baseball movie ever made. Tim Robbins and Kevin Costner are awesome!!!

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John Manard

Super Reviewer

The grooming relationship between the classy, seasoned catcher, Crash, and the callow, rookie pitcher, Nuke, is funnier, more exciting, and more heartwarming than Annie's pseudo-intellectual, baseball is religion, poetry is foreplay, seduction wiles.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

Bull Durham is a genius sports film and one of the greatest sports films ever made. Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon play three genius performances. The plot is great, I was never bored and it had so many different stories. I loved this movie.

DreamExtractor
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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