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A League of Their Own Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
January 24, 2007
The idea of Penny Marshall's sentimental comedy--an all-American Girls Professional Baseball League in WWII--is so good that you wonder why no one has thought about it before; in the lead, Geena Davis is charming, and so is Tom Hanks.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Douglas Pratt
July 21, 2006
the film combines humor, historical trivia, and the thrill of baseball to create a fully entertaining, fictional tale
| Original Score: 4/5
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Colette Maude
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Scriptwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel neglect the ensemble, emphasising a sense of historical occasion over character development.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 10, 2005
Enjoyable enough as a baseball comedy, even though Marshall overplays the drama.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jesse Hassenger
November 19, 2004
An engagingly old fashioned and family-friendly comedy.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
entertaining but a bit sweet
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Layered comedy-drama is worthwhile viewing
| Original Score: 5/5
Pete Croatto
April 8, 2004
A League of Their Own still stands out because there are elements in it that everyone can enjoy, whether they like or loathe sports.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Victoria Alexander
February 13, 2004
"There's no crying in baseball!"
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 29, 2003
One of the best baseball movies of all times; just remember, there's no crying in baseball!
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 28, 2003
An excellent comeback vehicle for Hanks, and a good film, overall.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
One of the year's most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies. It's a serious film that's lighter than air, a very funny movie that manages to score a few points for feminism in passing.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
It is a fitting tribute to those who played and those who kept the league going for over 10 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 21, 2002
Tremendously enjoyable
| Original Score: 4/5
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This was probably supposed to be a feminist manifesto, but the men steal the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A well-performed, snappily written and well-intentioned piece of entertainment that, surprisingly, has some historical information and a gently pitched line of social commentary running through the comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 16, 2002
Watchable, star-studded fluff
| Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Why is this movie so much more entertaining than it has any right to be?
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
At her best, Marshall captures the camaraderie of these women in ways that rip the film out of its cliched roots.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie has a real bittersweet charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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