Trouble with the Curve Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Doesn't just remind you what a great screen presence Clint Eastwood is; it makes you appreciate him even more as a director because Lorenz does such a terrible job.
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Tom Charity
CNN.com
May 12, 2014
For all its occasional tin ear, Dr Phil dialogue, its contrivances and shortcuts, this remains a fundamentally sound and solid entertainment with a deep-rooted conviction that how we treat each other matters.
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 12, 2014
Long stretches of Trouble With the Curve make you wish you had other ways to occupy yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Wildman
Film Comment Magazine
May 12, 2014
The good news is that Eastwood does his thing to perfection, Adams provides the spunky cuteness, and Timberlake couldn't scrub his eager charm off with a Brillo pad if he tried.
Jay Stone
Canada.com
May 12, 2014
Eastwood manages to maintain his decorum throughout, like some veteran pitcher who's lost the speed off his fastball and relies on a sneaky change-up. He does just a few things, but he does them remarkably well.
Alynda Wheat
People Magazine
May 12, 2014
You'd have to be a meanie to let Curve's deficits overwhelm its many charms. The story is touching, funny when it needs to be, and might even leave you a little sad to see the baseball season end.
Matthew Korfhage
Willamette Week
May 12, 2014
It is a funny world in which everyone always witlessly says what they mean, every life episode is dubiously calculated for your favorite character's benefit, and every incompetent person is also morally repellent and physically grotesque.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
May 12, 2014
The baseball motifs here serve a more corny story and predictable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Benjamin Wright
The Playlist
May 12, 2014
Lacking narrative momentum, saddled with thin characterizations and uninspired plotting, Trouble With The Curve should've stayed on the bench.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
May 12, 2014
The film doesn't ask you to do anything; it tells you what to feel, when to feel it, and lets you know that everything will play out just as expected so that you won't get startled.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Anthony Quinn
Independent
May 12, 2014
John Goodman weighs in with a nice cameo as Clint's old boss, but the rest is strictly relegation form.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
It does so much wrong, and it is so proud of itself for it. But it's too much fun watching these actors have such fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
As much as I loved Clint's squinty-eyed punditry at the RNC, his latest pitch for a mitt is - to quote Bob Uecker - just a bit outside.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 15, 2013
From Clint Eastwood's lovable old coot persona to Amy Adams' iron-willed combativeness, this film is a stunning, beautiful surprise. A sports movie, a romance without sentimentality, and the emotional trauma of a family secret.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
January 22, 2013
By the end, as hokey as this might seem, I found myself getting caught up it in emotionally and overall, it somehow manages to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jake Mulligan
Boston Phoenix
January 22, 2013
The star power helps the charm outweigh the schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
January 22, 2013
As for Adams and Timberlake, they clearly signed on for the chance to work with a genuine screen legend -- wouldn't you, given the chance?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 22, 2013
A badly overwritten script reduces what might be an intriguing exploration of aging into a trite inspirational drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
January 22, 2013
Like the baseball diamond that features so prominently in his film, we all know which base will be dutifully tapped next and that a home-run for the characters is inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Knight
National Post
January 22, 2013
Everyone seems to be sleepwalking through their parts in this picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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