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Everyone's Hero Reviews

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
September 23, 2006
It's a shallow, treacly movie for children too little to question its many pointless puerilities.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 23, 2006
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 18, 2006
A sweet but very forgettable animated adventure.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 15, 2006
The movie is a feast of miscalculations.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 15, 2006
... a modestly engaging mix of broad comedy and nostalgic fable, spiked with a few unwelcome sprinklings of gross-out gags.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 15, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
September 15, 2006
... feels more like a 1950s cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 15, 2006
It's all good fun, but the film really only works if one buys its more awkward elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
September 15, 2006
... just another forgettable entry at the end of a summer that offered an unprecedented amount of mediocre animated films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 15, 2006
The script is anachronistic and trite ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
September 15, 2006
No one but the youngest in the family will care much about it ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 15, 2006
[A] simple, pleasant film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 15, 2006
Animated in name only, Everyone's Hero is the uninspired tale of Yankee Irving (Jake T. Austin), a 10-year-old baseball fanatic who finds himself in possession of Babe Ruth's stolen bat ...
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 15, 2006
... a tame CGI cartoon for the simple-minded: the very young, the very old and Yankee fans.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
September 15, 2006
... amiable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 15, 2006
The cartoon is amiable enough and has bright comic moments.
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Mark Medley
Globe and Mail
September 15, 2006
Everyone's Hero is an after-school special stretched to feature-film length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 15, 2006
A likable, lumbering, computer-animated children's movie set during the Depression that is more entertaining than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
September 15, 2006
This handsomely animated, well-directed and -voiced G-rated film, set in the hope-starved era of the Depression, takes on special poignancy as the last directing project of Christopher Reeve.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
September 15, 2006
It's a shame that Christopher Reeve's final directorial effort could not have been a more fitting, and lasting, tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
September 15, 2006
This computer-animated baseball adventure espouses a shopworn moral about persevering against long odds, but there's still plenty to recommend it, including memorable characters, solid storytelling, and accurate period detail.
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
September 15, 2006
If it's not in the same league of talking-inanimate-object cartoons as Cars, at least we can say it has heart. And that's always more important than stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
September 15, 2006
This Fox effort isn't in the same ballpark as Pixar. It's not even in the same league.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 14, 2006
I can't say Everyone's Hero strikes out -- it might distract little kids for a while -- but the directors needn't bother practicing their home run trots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 14, 2006
While this could be a hit with undemanding small fry, choosy adults might prefer to whistle for Lassie.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
September 14, 2006
The movie means well and, like tee ball, it's probably best suited for the littlest kids only.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 14, 2006
A likable, good-natured family show -- one that takes a typical boyhood fantasy of improbable sports heroics and inflates it into a cracked cartoon odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 14, 2006
Everyone's Hero is a labor of love. And that clearly comes through in this feel-good animated feature about a 10-year-old boy, Yankee Irving, who becomes an unlikely World Series hero for the 1932 New York Yankees.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
September 13, 2006
Everyone's Hero re-creates Depression-era America with surprisingly agreeable anachronistic panache.
Full Review | Original Score: B-