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Everyone's Hero (2006)

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Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 68
Fresh: 28 | Rotten: 40

Everyone's Hero is such a predictable and bland tale that it'll appeal mostly to little kids; others seeking something in Pixar's league are looking in the wrong ballpark.

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Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 14

Everyone's Hero is such a predictable and bland tale that it'll appeal mostly to little kids; others seeking something in Pixar's league are looking in the wrong ballpark.

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A young baseball fan sets out on a cross-country quest to recover Babe Ruth's stolen bat and restore his father's good name in a computer animated family adventure that shows you're never too young to be a hero. Yankee Irving (voice of Jake T. Austin) may not be the best base-runner in his neighborhood, but his love of the game is about to lead him on the adventure of a lifetime when a legendary baseball bat is stolen from Yankee stadium on his father's watch. Now determined to get back the bat

Mar 20, 2007

$14.5M

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All Critics (72) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (40) | DVD (2)

A sweet but very forgettable animated adventure.

September 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The movie is a feast of miscalculations.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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... a modestly engaging mix of broad comedy and nostalgic fable, spiked with a few unwelcome sprinklings of gross-out gags.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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Everyone's Hero is a sweet, inspirational movie that doesn't offer any surprises, but entertains youthful audiences in a gentle, almost old-fashioned way.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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... feels more like a 1950s cartoon.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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It's all good fun, but the film really only works if one buys its more awkward elements.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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A bland feel-good flick with a positive message.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Sweet and good-natured, but ultimately it's as unremarkable as its animation.

May 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Old-fashioned, sweet, but ultimately disposable family fare with echoes of better films from Toy Story to The Iron Giant.

October 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

misguided and poorly executed

September 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Young boys may be enchanted by the inspirational adventure, but for anyone over the age of nine, Yankee's journey is ultimately a dull one paved with good intentions.

September 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

The setup of this computer-animated feature is strained, the story is contrived, and the ending is downright silly.

September 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

While this might sound amusing, animated inanimate objects can only do so much bouncing and rolling before their shtick gets stale.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

I suspect that most kids will get more excitement and thrills out of even the most meaningless end-of-season regulation ball game than they will with this film.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

The opportunity to talk to the kids who see this little film about the Reeves' story -- a real-life triumph of inspiration over tragedy -- is perhaps the best tribute to the couple this film provides.

September 23, 2006
Reel.com

It's a shallow, treacly movie for children too little to question its many pointless puerilities.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Way out of the league of any of the Disney/Pixar or Dreamworks animated films.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

It's difficult to find out just how much work Reeve did on the picture before his death two years ago, but the credit is a curious button on a very strange CG animated film.

September 20, 2006 Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com
FilmJerk.com

A very unappealing animated feature about Babe Ruth, baseball, and family values.

September 19, 2006 Full Review
Spirituality and Practice

There is absolutely nothing hip or cool about Everyone's Hero, but it's so sweet, and so pleasant, and so nice that I found it impossible to dislike.

September 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Maybe I don't know what kids today like, but I have sympathy for the parents. This movie is so stupid. If I were four, I'd much rather just watch Baby Einstein on a continuous loop. At least it looks pretty.

September 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Can Magazine
Can Magazine

I left the theatre wishing I could return to the days when I was a lot more like Yankee Irving than I'd care to admit.

September 17, 2006 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
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Audience Reviews for Everyone's Hero

really cool kids flick. great story and fun to watch, especially with your kids if you have them. the only problem was the end, the last 15 minutes were dumb even for a kids movie. there are other directions the movie could have gone at the end to still be feel good without being stupid, but this one is still worth watching especially if you love baseball.
March 25, 2009
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danny d

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Pretty decent. Looked great and actually the story was pretty cool too. Enjoyable family entertainment.
August 13, 2008
stratjas9

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Very cute!
June 27, 2007
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It was a cute movie, but kind of boring. Oh well :P
October 18, 2006
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