• PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Michael Ritchie
    In Theaters:
    Sep 30, 1994 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 2, 2001
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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The Scout Reviews

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sanjurosamurai
sanjurosamurai

Super Reviewer

January 26, 2007
really good sports flick
July 27, 2014
After another scout bust, Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) has been sent to South America by the New York Yankees to find baseball talent. Somehow he miraculous comes across Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser) in Mexico who is the best player he has ever seen. Things are not as easy as it seems as it is clear that despite the undeniable baseball talent, Steve Nebraska is not all there mentally. The Scout has some decent moments, and Albert Brooks does his best, but this is a shallow comedy that just falls flat on comedic and emotional levels.
May 24, 2012
well, Fraser's character seems like a talented fun-loving ball player - until he has a breakdown in the 2nd half.
jam233
April 22, 2010
Not near as funny as it could have been, Albert Brooks has done a lot better. It's just not that funny, and it's very predictable. At times it is really stupid. Diane Wiest is the only person that is good in the cast. It's a pointless film that does nothing for the stars.
QueenCityFilms
QueenCityFilms

Super Reviewer

July 8, 2008
"THE SCOUT is the best comedy-fantasy about baseball ever made..." - the vhs cover.

REALLY? I mean...the competition is just SO ENORMOUS for that category
August 22, 2007
A movie like one of those fantasies you'd have as a kid playing in your yard. "81 pitches! All Strikes! The Yankees win!" VERY far-fetched but pretty funny.
caesarstud84
July 15, 2007
this movie was surprisingly refreshing. It' was nice to see no plot twists and just a good overall story.
MovieGuruDude72
May 15, 2007
Too far fetched to be believable. None of Albert Brooks' comedies are funny. Brendan Fraser resembles more Fred Munster than a pro baseball player.
ouisch27
January 17, 2007
Low key but entertaining comedy. The always likeable Fraser stars as a baseball phenom with the kind of fastball only movie pitchers have ( think 100 mph, every pitch ). Only problem is he's got some emotional problems and Brooks title character must get a psychologist ( Dianne Weist ) to give the kid a clean bill of mental health. Brooks bargaining with the doc and dealing with his unstable meal ticket make for a cute, light weight sports fantasy.
October 7, 2013
quisiera saver como puedo ver esta mierda de pelicula
April 1, 2011
Too unrealistic to be taken seriously.
Zack B.
June 27, 2010
Terrible baseball comedy. The plot of an amazing pitcher would have worked better if he wasn't given Superman-esque pitching power. Wasted story on an unused plot of using a team's scout.
jazza923
April 22, 2010
47/100. Not near as funny as it could have been, Albert Brooks has done a lot better. It's just not that funny, and it's very predictable. At times it is really stupid. Diane Wiest is the only person that is good in the cast. It's a pointless film that does nothing for the stars.
AnthonyEmerson
October 10, 2009
It was a nice idea. But not put together well.

The sheer stupidity of a baseball player in Mexico (one of the most heavily scouted areas on the planet) being able to throw a 100 mile per hour fastball and hit a 600 foot long home run and NOT be discovered is stupid.

And I hate Brendan Fraser. I absolutley hate Brendan Fraser.

Albert Brooks is decent, because of his voice work in "Finding Nemo".

Also, cameo appearences of MLB players (Bret Saberhagen of the Royals, Keith Hernandez of the Mets and Ozzie Smith of the Cardinals) are cool.

Still a very poor movie.
kordic
August 4, 2007
[color=white][b][u]PLOT[/u][/b][/color]

[color=#ffffff]A scout for the New York Yankees finds a prospect who is extremely talented, but who is also emotionally unstable.[/color]


[color=darkorange]Bad sports movie. Fraser is miscast as a baseball player, for one thing he's supposed to be this amazing pitcher but yet he throws like a chick. There's nothing likable about fraser's' character or his lame mullet and no talent.[/color]
kingofthecorn
February 28, 2006
Here's some film ratings.
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