Major League Reviews

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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
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Elizabeth Maupin
Orlando Sentinel
March 20, 2013
It has its moments, but it also has long, slow stretches where you feel like standing up and wandering around and maybe going out to hunt up a beer. That's fine for baseball, but it's not the way movies are supposed to work.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 20, 2013
Somebody should tell Ward that winning isn't everything. Character is. And this is what his movie lacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2007
Slick predictability is about all it has in mind, down to the last trite freeze-frame.
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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.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film is so loopy that it glides over its cliches and indulges in some congenial movie-baseball silliness.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Shamelessly formulaic.