• PG-13, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Robert Lorenz
    In Theaters:
    Sep 21, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 21, 2012
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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Trouble with the Curve Reviews

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Benjamin Wright
The Playlist

Lacking narrative momentum, saddled with thin characterizations and uninspired plotting, Trouble With The Curve should've stayed on the bench.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: D

May 12, 2014
Matthew Korfhage
Willamette Week

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 Source: Willamette Week | Original Score: C

May 12, 2014
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

It's a shame that Kevin Costner had already taken the title The Postman as it perfectly defines Curve - a film where every single plot development is telegraphed in advance.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 2/5

December 1, 2012
Shane Danielsen

Watching this film (agonisingly protracted at almost two hours) is a little like spending time with an curmudgeonly uncle you hate visiting.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 7, 2012
Joe Cunningham

The efforts to become a crowd-pleaser eventually just result in the film feeling a little condescending, and so lightweight that it's barely worth picking up at all

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 2/5

November 30, 2012
William Bibbiani

A clichéd motion picture with a couple of rip-snortingly bizarre moments that undermine its own credibility as mainstream, comfortable entertainment.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 4.5/10

December 21, 2012
Witney Seibold

To call this film corny would be an insult to corn.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 3.5/10

September 21, 2012
Eric Eisenberg

As fresh as a twelfth inning ballpark hot dog and half as entertaining.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 21, 2012
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know

It felt stale, repetitive and I knew everything that was coming. Very disappointing because I love baseball!

Full Review Source: Schmoes Know | Original Score: 2/5

September 22, 2012
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know

The biggest problem with this movie is the relationship between Eastwood and his daughter Adams. They keep having these scenes where she wants to heal their relationship but he backs off, and it's so repetitive, she runs away. This happens five times.

Full Review Source: Schmoes Know | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 22, 2012
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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You can see every single twist and turn of the plot coming at you from 10 miles away.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2012
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

Clint Eastwood makes his infamous chair speech look like chapter one of a season of self-parody.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

September 20, 2012
Siobhan Synnot

Crudely exploits our attachment to Eastwood as an icon of old warrior machismo, in a mixture of carefully applied grumpy git and the occasional glimpse of cockle-warming reconciliation.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

November 25, 2012
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

It's all ridiculously overstated and completely obvious, bolstered by lame jokes and flat dialogue.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

September 20, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

It will have all but Eastwood's most diehard fans staring at their watches long before the seventh inning stretch.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2012
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

If you're surprised when the uptight lawyer and the cocky hotshot start going clog dancing, skinny-dipping and making googly-eyes at each other, then we can presume that you've never seen a movie before.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C

September 23, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

It's great to see Clint still willing to crack gags and play to the gallery, but the trouble with Randy Brown's debut script is that it curves off target.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

November 30, 2012
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Slogging through the first 75 minutes of Trouble with the Curve is akin to watching a scoreless baseball game that doesn't get exciting until the ninth inning.

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

September 21, 2012
James Berardinelli
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This isn't the worst performance Eastwood has given in his 57-year career, but it's his least inspired in about a decade.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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I'd call it "Neanderthalball."

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

September 20, 2012
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