The Sandlot (1993)



Critic Consensus: It may be shamelessly derivative and overly nostalgic, but The Sandlot is nevertheless a genuinely sweet and funny coming-of-age adventure.

Movie Info

The Sandlot is sparsely narrated by the main character (now an adult) who occasionally drops in on the action to comment on events or help move the story along. Tom Guiry plays Scotty Smalls, the shy new kid on the block who wants to join the rowdy pickup baseball team that plays every day in the neighborhood sandlot. But he doesn't know how to catch a baseball, and his stepfather (Dennis Leary) is too busy to teach him. He tries out for the sandlot gang anyway, and though he isn't very good, it … More

Rating: PG (for language and some rude humor)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Sports & Fitness, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 2002
20th Century Fox


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as Phillips

as Little League Punk 2

as Schoolyard Pitcher

as Older Benny

as Home Plate Umpire

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as Giants Catcher

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Critic Reviews for The Sandlot

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (12)

In The Sandlot's nostalgia for simpler times, a single-sex world seems to be a key component.

Full Review… | May 7, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The kids even have their own treehouse, which means that the production designer is the only person connected with this project who actually went out on a limb.

Full Review… | May 7, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A solid double rather than a grand slam, The Sandlot remains a refreshing antidote to the daily round of contract squabbles on the sports page.

Full Review… | May 7, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

There's a snappy change-of-pace gag involving a little guy and a nubile lifeguard, but the screams and barks and fraudulent emotions grow wearying.

Full Review… | May 7, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

Sweet and sincere, the film is also a remarkably shallow wade, rife with incident and slim on substance.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Ever since Stand by Me, it seems that every Boy's Own yarn is deemed incomplete without a nostalgic, pseudo-ironic voice-over waxing lyrical about the mythology of short pants and acne.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Sandlot

This film tells the story of how a Major League hero grew up with his friends in his old town, enjoying life and going through challenges, but ultimately sticking to his heart, which is devoted to baseball. However, the story does not specifically follow him (Benny), but the newcomer (Smalls) who has no background knowledge of baseball, but loves to play the game. With great direction, solid writing, and a fun premise, "The Sandlot" is a home run for all families. I had a blast watching this film. Even though it gets kind of laughable with Hercules the Dog, It's a great kids film!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


i like this movie cuz i like doggies and baseball

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

Super Reviewer

Alongside "The Lion King" and "Toy Story", this is a film I grew up watching... many times. The plot is hilarious and there are many iconic scenes. Love all the characters.

Market Man
Eric Shankle

Super Reviewer

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