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Fever Pitch Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 8, 2005
Screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel say they had to rewrite on the fly as the team's fortunes changed. Pity the whole movie didn't have that urgency of make-it-up-on-the-spot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 7, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 8, 2005
...an excellent souvenir of the historic 2004 season for denizens of Red Sox nation
Full Review| Original Score: C+
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 6, 2005
The Farrellys, who haven't found their comic stroke since Me, Myself & Irene, make some moves that would make a giant "E" pop up on the scoreboard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 8, 2005
Never gets much higher than an average 98.6 degrees.
| Original Score: C+
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
April 8, 2005
Could this all be a deeper reflection on the male refusal to grow up and his long-told fear of commitment? Not in this one-dimensional fluff piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
April 6, 2005
Neither the cleverness of Hornby's source material nor the easy Farrelly laughs...safe but ultimately disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
April 8, 2005
A colleague of mine recently described Jimmy Fallon as the perfect romantic comedy 'best friend'- that is, the guy who cracks wise at all of the romantic lead's shenanigans.
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
April 5, 2005
Obsessed fans, you've won no converts.
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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
May 7, 2014
I think it's very ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 23, 2005
The movie's sentiment is nothing new for the Farrelly brothers, but its complacency certainly is.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Despite the charming actors and promising setup, they never really hit it out of the park.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com
April 8, 2005
the pacing is clumsy, the script is numb, and there is an alarming lack of chemistry between the two stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's slickly done, pleasantly watchable, but despite Barrymore's ever-charming earnestness, not quite a home run.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 10, 2005
The Farrellys deliver something you would never expect from them: blandness.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 7, 2005
Sadly, Fever Pitch doesn't touch on the pathos of being a baseball fan. It's a romantic comedy where baseball is just in the way, kinda like Jimmy Fallon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
April 7, 2005
Fever Pitch relaxes too much at the plate, fouling off (and shaving) too many balls to get us pumped enough for the next game and likely to be forgotten by the first of May.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 8, 2005
[A] loud, obnoxious collection of pratfalls, testicle jokes, and vomit-eating dogs...
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
April 7, 2005
Suffers from imperfect pitch.
| Original Score: 2/4
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