Home Run Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 25, 2013
As Christian-themed movies go, this one may not be an over-the-fence hit, but decent enough acting almost compensates for a clichéd plot that's intended as a too-obvious illustration/inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
April 26, 2013
This slightly better-than-average family film is all paint-by-numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 25, 2013
An inspirational and entertaining movie about a baseball player's road to recovery from addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
April 19, 2013
Athlete learns what's important in alcoholism drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 19, 2013
Baseball, little kids and religion could be a queasy formula for the movie blues but, happily, this one slides down pretty easily.
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
April 19, 2013
It delivers its message of hope and healing in a manner that is honest, entertaining and authentic, in a film that can reach audiences both religious and secular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
April 19, 2013
The strongest scenes take place in dingy hotel rooms, on a deserted farm or in the rehab sessions. It's during these moments that "Home Run" swings for the fences, and often connects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 19, 2013
It's preaching the gospel of a 12-step recovery program with a heavy helping of Jesus for guidance. And the corn can get pretty high ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2013
Almost from the beginning the message overwhelms the medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 18, 2013
Boilerplate rise-fall-redemption stuff that works more when it's trying to do less.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
April 16, 2013
Well-cast but thinly scripted faith-based dramedy about baseball, booze and redemption
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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