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Major League Reviews

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Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2014
Ward directs his actors as adroitly as he has written for them, and the vulnerability that he allows his three stars to reveal is really what makes the movie work.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2014
It skims along agreeable surfaces, expertly balancing its comedy with melodrama and fulfilling expectations right on schedule.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 20, 2013
Sheen, as an ace fireball pitcher called Wild Thing by the adoring fans, is excellent; so is Bernsen as a star-struck third baseman, whose portfolio is more important that a hard grounder in the hole.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
March 16, 2011
If you're looking for sophisticated wit keep going, but Major League is pleasant, undemanding fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 16, 2011
Major League doesn't try too hard or aim too high, but it is pretty funny.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 23, 2009
The absurdity of the Indians winning the pennant in 1989 helped make the film a lot of fun, and it was a great little fantasy for Tribe fans back in the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film4
August 1, 2008
Even though too many jokes fall flat under the weight of predictability, its sheer comic energy manages to entertain.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 8, 2008
Sometimes funny comedy set in major league baseball with plenty of bawdy slapstick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
April 8, 2007
Major League holds up today not only as the rare sports-themed comedy to balance goofiness and dynamic game atmospherics seamlessly, but also as a fleeting reminder of baseball's last remnants of participatory charm and gee-whiz curveball worship.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
April 5, 2007
timeless
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine
April 4, 2007
Consider Ward's comic framework and Major League is a top-tier baseball film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 14, 2007
Writer-director David Ward has provided Cleveland Indian fans with something to cheer about and moviegoers with a generally engaging baseball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 14, 2007
For sheer crowd-pleasing fun it belts one high into the left-field bleachers.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
What redeems it is that the action sequences are superbly filmed, climaxing with Sheen's bullish entry into the arena at make-or-break time, the crowd singing 'Wild Thing' in clamouring unison.
Jamey Codding
Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
One of Hollywood's best underdog stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
June 5, 2005
Underrated baseball film has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
The scarce laughs are courtesy of Bob Uecker as announcer Harry Doyle...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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