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Fever Pitch (The Perfect Catch) Reviews

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Nick Hornby's novels have produced two terrific examples of the genre: High Fidelity and About A Boy. Unfortunately, this latest adaptation is strictly a minor league affair.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 7, 2014
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

A delightful romantic comedy without the excesses we've come to expect of the Farrellys.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/4

May 7, 2014
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

I think it's very ordinary.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2/4

May 7, 2014
Richard Luck

A pleasant comedy with a good heart and amiable characters.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 7, 2014
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times

The Farrellys rein in their usual excesses, but still manage to produce the laughs, albeit accompanied by a dose of terminal cuteness.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 7, 2014
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Fever Pitch is funny, romantic and it makes even the by-now-very-tired story of the Sox's 2004 World Series win seem fresh.

Full Review Source: Spokesman-Review (Washington) | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 7, 2014

Total Film

A genial date comedy that will divide audiences and genders on the prominence of sports in a relationship.

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

May 7, 2014
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

It's a sweet, slight romantic comedy with appealing stars and a happy ending -- unless you're a fan of, you know, that other team.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 3/4

May 7, 2014
William Goss
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...tries to deal with the messy process of nurturing a proper adult relationship rather than simply shoehorning two lovers into a predictable set of catastrophic circumstances until they finally succumb to one another.

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May 29, 2013
David Germain
Associated Press
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Stripped of almost all the brothers' usual crudeness, Fever Pitch proves what we've suspected all along: That beneath the gross-out gags and freak-show humor, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are just a couple of lovable romantics.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

March 20, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The film turns out to be a substantial pleasure as the spirit of the Sox shines through.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

March 20, 2013
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Perfectly enjoyable but perfectly forgettable.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 24, 2010
Nick Rogers

Coincidentally, it's the second great romantic comedy to end with Drew Barrymore on a ball diamond and the only work of fiction to feature Jimmy Fallon as a believable human being, as Fallon handles possible pregnancy with unexpected dramatic presence.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 24, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Maybe you have to love the Red Sox to really enjoy Fever Pitch, but then you never really had to know sports to know a pretty bad movie.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2009
Cole Smithey

The Farrelly brothers soften their customary inclination toward gross-out humor with a tender and earnest adaptation of a novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity").

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

April 18, 2009
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Despite the charming actors and promising setup, they never really hit it out of the park.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

Drew Barrymore gives an excellent performance as a lady-in-waiting opposite Jimmy Fallon's equally-impressive portrayal of a jittery, baseball-obsessed beau.

Full Review Source: Princeton Town Topics | Original Score: 3/4

June 20, 2007
Mary Lasse
Christianity Today

For a light-hearted romantic comedy, there are a number of genuinely touching moments of love.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2006
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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It's slickly done, pleasantly watchable, but despite Barrymore's ever-charming earnestness, not quite a home run.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

January 17, 2006
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