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Up for Grabs Reviews

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Bill Gallo
New Times

Michael Wranovics' well-meant documentary about the absurd legal battle over the ownership of the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his season-record 73rd home run, back in 2001, is instantly overshadowed by subsequent events.

Full Review Source: New Times

May 12, 2014
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Even if you didn't follow the story then, Wranovics tells it so wryly your interest never flags -- and there's more suspense for newcomers, since the mystery and court verdict remain in doubt until the end.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 26, 2007
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Up for Grabs isn't just about a ball. It's about America.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 1, 2007
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Up For Grabs, a buoyant documentary by Michael Wranovics, touches three bases of contemporary life: greed, litigiousness and a fixation with fame, however fleeting, that rises to the level of dementia.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 1, 2007
Leonard Klady
Los Angeles CityBeat

Their greed provides an excellent opportunity to examine the law and a bizarre media circus.

April 23, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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It's a terrific story -- part mystery, part farce, part legal nail-biter -- with a last-minute reversal so bitterly ironic it could have been scripted by Billy Wilder.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 23, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A crackerjack documentary.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This well-made documentary takes a seemingly small subject and uses it to illuminate the widening tears in the fabric of American society.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

March 4, 2006

And Justice for Ball

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 9, 2006
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

inadvertently reveals more about the modern game than Ken Burns could in a nine part mini-series (and infinitely more entertaining)

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B+

January 13, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A wry social commentary about contemporary life for those caught up in celebrity.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

December 24, 2005
Christopher Null

you can't help but get sucked into this powerful story

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

December 24, 2005
David Cornelius

Wranovics tells his parable with a great sense of wit and a bit of bemusement.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2005
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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In the annals of baseball history, their battle will remain a curious little footnote, but sometimes footnotes are more compelling than the main text.

Full Review Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Nina MacLaughlin
Boston Phoenix

Wranovics reveals the absurdity of it all without being preachy; he even makes it hard to decide who the bigger weasel is.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

August 13, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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This smartly assembled comedy articulates irritation with and bewilderment at its subject: the legal battle for possession of a baseball.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

August 12, 2005
Edith Alderette
San Francisco Examiner

It's an engaging story about how overwhelming greed can turn a silk purse into a sow's ear.

July 29, 2005
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The film keeps a straight face, letting the story's hilarious triviality speak for itself, and neither of the litigants comes off that well, though Wranovics cleverly changes our opinions of both as the complicated tale goes on.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2005
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

A wry and humorous documentary with fascinating (if not entirely likable) characters and a subtle moral about what happens when money makes grown-ups act like children.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

July 29, 2005
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

A subversive little documentary about the intersection of greed and America's national pastime.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

July 15, 2005
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