Soul of the Game (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

Soul of the Game (1996)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Soul of the Game Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

This docudrama recounts the struggles faced by African American baseball players as they tried to gain entrance into the big leagues. Players featured include Jackie Robinson and Josh Gibson.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Himmelstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 23, 2001
HBO Video


Delroy Lindo
as Satchel Paige
Mykelti Williamson
as Josh Gibson
Blair Underwood
as Jackie Robinson
Edward Herrmann
as Branch Rickey
R. Lee Ermey
as Wilkie Wilkinson
Cylk Cozart
as Zo Perry
Obba Babatundé
as Cumberland Posey
Brent Jennings
as Frank Duncan
J.D. Hall
as Gus Greenlee
Jerry Hardin
as Happy Chandler
Richard Riehle
as Pete Harmon
Jon Maynard Pennell
as Steve Buckley
Joe Banks
as Link Rudolph
Paul Bates
as Orderly #1
Bruce Beatty
as Reporter
Guy Boyd
as Clark Griffith
Gregg Burge
as Bill Robinson
Jesse D. Goins
as John Givens Reporter
David Johnson
as Roy Campanella
Bob Minor
as Goon #2
Lou Richards
as Radio Announcer
Terrence Riggins
as Orderly #2
Oscar Williams
as Grays Manager
Joseph Latimore
as Jesse Williams
Ed Cambridge
as Bellhop
Isaiah Washington
as Adult Willie Mays
C. David Johnson
as Roy Campanella
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Soul of the Game

Critic Reviews for Soul of the Game

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Akin to a bloop single: it's not pretty but it gets the job done, even if only for a little bit.

Full Review… | August 1, 2010

A great story told in a great way.

April 15, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Baseball fans will appreciate it far more than non-fans, and it's worth a look for the history despite the awkwardly forced cinematic moments

Full Review… | February 17, 2002
Old School Reviews

November 3, 2005

July 27, 2002
Flipside Movie Emporium

Audience Reviews for Soul of the Game

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Soul of the Game!

Soul of the Game Quotes

– Submitted by russell b (3 months ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Soul of the Game on our Movie forum!