• R, 2 hr. 13 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Ron Shelton
  • In Theaters:    Aug 16, 1996 Wide
  • On DVD:    Aug 27, 1997
  • New Line Home Entertainment

Tin Cup Reviews

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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.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
August 5, 2008

As he always does in comedy, Costner grants an irresistible gleam of gallantry to male mulishness.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic
August 5, 2008

Tin Cup works for viewers of any handicap.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
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-
Todd McCarthy
Top Critic
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.

Cole Smithey
September 24, 2006

| Original Score: 3/5

Time Out
Top Critic
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
Emanuel Levy
June 26, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 5, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 31, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 16, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002

| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
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

Globe and Mail
Top Critic
April 12, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
November 12, 2001

Nobody in Hollywood knows more about sports and is less sentimental about them than Shelton.

Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000

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