A League of Their Own - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A League of Their Own Reviews

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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.
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
May 6, 2014
The movie drones along uninvolvingly, as if it were erecting a monument, not telling a story.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Considerable money and effort was lavished on this production, but problems in the script diminish the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 1, 2008
Hits about .250 with a few RBI, but more than its share of strikeouts.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
May 19, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Marshall gums it all up in hokey sentiment.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1992
From its jokey, one-note characters to its endless baseball montages, A League of Their Own is all flash, all surface: It's a great big trailer for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
March 19, 2013
This movie aims for the tear ducts and the funny bone as ruthlessly as the big action-fantasy hits go after the viscera.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
March 19, 2013
Few of the other performers make an impression. A director who can lose Madonna in a crowd can't be said to appreciate charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 20, 2013
What does it say about today's Hollywood when the most interesting character in a movie about a women's baseball team turns out to be a man?
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
March 20, 2013
Marshall's methods overwhelm the material, and what emerges is a movie utterly without personality. A unique chapter in American history becomes a movie as ordinary as they come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 21, 2007
As uneven as an amateur baseball game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis King
Tulsa World
June 24, 2015
If director Penny Marshall were a baseball player, she'd probably be a scrappy catcher who plays steadily and reliably, always has her head in the game and usually comes through in the clutch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
May 6, 2014
Any roughness is smoothed over by the talented cast and a great deal of charm and affection for the era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 19, 2013
It's a cinematic home run, certain to please filmgoers who don't know a catcher's mitt from an oven mitt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Terrific tweens-and-up story of women's baseball.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
James Rocchi
Netflix
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
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