Jews And Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
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Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation's most iconic institution. More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes "You should be an attorney or a doctor, but not a ballplayer," one former major leaguer remembers, describing the prejudices that he and other Jewish athletes faced. But despite the stereotypes, and
Nov 17, 2010 Limited
7th art - Official Site
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"Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story" not only lives up to its title -- how could it not? -- but also delivers a bit extra as well.
Were it not for a masterly production coup...this slight and unambitious work would be wholly indistinguishable from basic-cable filler.
A reasonably comprehensive tribute to athletics as the great melting pot.
Peter Miller's historical docu strikes out a stadium-load of assumptions.
I doubt there's much here any die-hard fan doesn't already know, but having it retold from the perspective of a struggling, respect-hungry community merely makes the metaphoric affinities of the game that much more persuasive.
The organization, the writing by Ira Berkow, the footage, the research, all excellent. But it could have been so much more.
This engaging and well-put-together documentary has universal appeal to sports fans, regardless of ethnic background. It has a running time of 91 minutes that passes by much too quickly.
Good info. But Jews and Baseball is too genteel, too reverential and not nearly exciting enough.
(Prioritizes) statistics and on-field accomplishments over larger questions of religion, culture and community.
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