Tin Cup Reviews

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Film4
August 5, 2008
The dialogue and characters are convincing and intelligently developed. Russo wears vulnerability and neediness like a second skin, while Costner plays the tragic hero with considerable charm.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 5, 2008
As he always does in comedy, Costner grants an irresistible gleam of gallantry to male mulishness.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 5, 2008
Tin Cup works for viewers of any handicap.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 5, 2008
You can almost feel writer-director Ron Shelton praying for lightning to strike twice, but to no avail.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 5, 2008
The climactic game, in which Roy, in a way that defies prediction, attempts to sink the shot of his life, is the most rousing sequence of the year, a celebration of what it really means to win.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
August 5, 2008
Amiable and constantly amusing rather than uproarious, this mangy tale of a ne'er-do-well's fitful assault on personal and professional respectability benefits greatly from Kevin Costner's ingratiatingly comic star turn.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Costner hasn't been this charming and spontaneous for years.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
What makes Tin Cup such an unabashed pleasure is Shelton's care in writing and developing interesting characters.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 29, 2005
Shelton resurrects the likable Costner of "Bull Durham" in this genial golf comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Lose about 30 minutes and there may be a stronger film in there.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 10, 2004
All the golf action and happy "feel-good" emotions that audiences expect (and want) but... without following the traditional sports movie conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 6, 2004
Like other Shelton movies, it's dappled with interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 28, 2003
Predictable and lame.
| Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
This is a marginally enjoyable film. It could have been a lot better with more effort.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Kevin Costner's golfing romance has OK swing but bad form.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Tin Cup, starring Kevin Costner as a likable loser, accomplishes the impossible, maybe the unimaginable -- it makes golf entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
If you are a golfer, you'll have a better time out on the links.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 22, 2002
One of the best films of 1996 with its message that in love and in sports, playing it safe can't hold a candle to taking risks and acting from the heart.
Michael Atkinson
Movieline
November 12, 2001
Nobody in Hollywood knows more about sports and is less sentimental about them than Shelton.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Dispiritingly conventional and obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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