Bull Durham Reviews
#1 baseball movie
top 10 any movie
(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
Bull Durham is a sports film which boasts a great cast, comedy
throughout and actually some good bits of baseball. With a variety of
characters also seen in this piece, you can't help but feel good when
watching this and with Romantic themes also coming thorough, it makes
just a little bit better than it already is. Whatever sport movie fans
may think of the sport, you should enjoy this and I felt that this was
firmly a good movie.
The story is a fun film about a minor league baseball who hire a
veteran batsman and a young promising pitcher who may make it big one
day, both the characters work together well and the story always lets
the two express there polar opinions and feelings. It can be funny at
time, not really laugh out loud but it still raises some chuckles and
if anything it is very much feel good and smile like entertainment.
Kevin Costner in the main role is good and really shows his wise face
as the wise old veteran batsman Crash Davis. Susan Sarandon as the love
interest of the film Annie Savoy is good, maybe slightly crazy at times
and over the top but she is fun and makes the film much
more...passionate. Tim Robbins for me is truly a star turn as Nuke the
young pitcher as although Costner leads the film, Robbins is very good
in his young testosterone filled role, he is fun and enjoyable.
Ron Shelton writes and directs this well and really does a good job
here to create the characters on paper and bring them out well whilst
directing, shows he really had the vision and performed it out well. I
enjoyed the dialogue which really sets this film up nicely and is the
whole reason it is funny, the sport side is fun and the scenes that
actually contain Baseball are truly quite thrilling but also keeping
the comedic and romantic side within it.
It isn't always so funny and so maybe that could be a criticism but the
film is still good, could also be said that the romance side coupled
with the serious sport scenes are just too soppy, that is up to you if
you see it. Sarandon is also not at her best in this, doesn't affect
it's rating but when she is in it, I felt she can annoy at times.
Sport movie fans should like this as it contains enough sport to
actually be considered a sport film, it has the romance dabbled in so
be aware if you hate a rom com. If you want a fun comedy then this if
for you, it isn't out and out laughter as said previously but it raises
a quick smile and a laugh but can also warm the heart when it wants to.
Overall I give this a higher 7/10, it is a Firmly Good movie, not near being
Very Good but breaks away from just being KIND of Good. With this you
should watch it with a little warm heart going into it and it will be
hugely enjoyable, If it doesn't make you laugh then look to the romance
part as it really can be fun and hugely entertaining.