Movies Like Summer Catch

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Top Box Office

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Summer Catch Reviews

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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It's a movie that should have been called on account of boredom.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

August 8, 2014
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

Big chunks of plot seem to be missing, as if left on the editing-room floor so that director Mike Tollin, in his feature debut, can get to yet another inspiring speech.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 1/4

August 8, 2014
Dennis King
Tulsa World

It's a baseball romance with precious little baseball and only the most insipid, by-the-numbers kind of romance.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World

August 8, 2014
Leah Rozen
People Magazine

This is the WB version of a baseball movie. Everyone is young, toned, sexually active and agonizes over their future.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

August 8, 2014
Smriti Mundhra
IGN Movies

The film is as predictable as the outcome of a New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Devil Rays game, but you can bet nobody will be standing up to do the wave.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies

August 8, 2014
Sloan Freer
Radio Times

Not even a cast of fresh-faced acting hotshots can give flavour to this bland and undistinguished teen sporting romance.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2014

Total Film

Despite an enjoyable turn from Brittany Murphy, the clichéd plot (local poor boy pitches his way to the Major League) ensures that's the best this forgettable teen fodder can hope for.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

June 14, 2013
Deborah Henderson
Christian Science Monitor

This story has its share of bad acting. But Summer Catch turns out to be a well-meaning, light, and fluffy comedy with plenty of good giggles.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

June 14, 2013
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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As the script works toward its big-game finale, it pauses now and then to rip off Bull Durham, to let Biel spout Successories-worthy words of encouragement, and to touch on subplots involving Prinze's familiar-faced teammates.

Full Review Source: AV Club

June 14, 2013
Malcolm Ritter
Associated Press
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Maybe the filmmakers figured that the audience for Summer Catch is too young to have seen Bull Durham.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

June 14, 2013
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

The film steps up a notch when the action is on the field. However, many directors before him have portrayed the beloved sport better.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2008
Joe Leydon
Variety
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When it comes to funny business, Tollin's got game, and he makes the most of some talented supporting players on his bench.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 16, 2008
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

The element of Summer Catch that sours it all for good is that so many actors decided it would be a good idea to be in this film.

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: F

March 31, 2007
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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[An] awful light drama.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 6, 2007
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

A baseball movie with no baseball, no movie, and absolutely no love involved.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

January 11, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

If this is what the boys of summer are offering, I say bring on football season -- now!

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 1/4

March 26, 2004
Andrew Rodgers
Zap2it.com

Not that this is a particularly dispicable film, it just doesn't try to do anything new and delivers mostly wooden performances.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 25, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Perhaps Freddie is simply a pawn in some sinister plan to destroy his career...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 17, 2003
Joe Mader
Palo Alto Weekly

Call this one foul.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2003
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August 17, 2002
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