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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 57%

The Perfect Game (2010)

"The Perfect Game proves that you don't always have to reach for lofty heights to work. It's certainly not a classic. It's a simple pleasure for those times when that's all you need."

Posted Dec 2, 2013

Ryan Cracknell

2 50%

Touching Home (2010)

"Touching Home is stronger when it focuses on the small-town life than when it steps on the ball diamond. The decent cast elevates it to a tolerable level."

Posted Nov 20, 2013

Ryan Cracknell

3 ——

Chasing 3000 (2008)

"Chasing 3000 is a nostalgia-fueled bore that uses baseball history as a backdrop for a formulaic road trip movie."

Posted Nov 17, 2013

Ryan Cracknell

4 63%

Game 6 (2005)

"Filled with heavy dialogue, Game 6 is a film that feels more appropriate for the stage. That said, it takes on challenging themes and deep thoughts."

Posted Jan 14, 2013

Ryan Cracknell

5 76%

Damn Yankees (1958)

"A lively celebration of baseball as America's pastime set during an era where the game was at its peak."

Posted Oct 14, 2012

Ryan Cracknell

6 50%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"To a batter, a great curveball is so obvious and so frustrating at the same time. Robert Lorenz's Trouble with the Curve is much the same."

Posted Sep 30, 2012

Ryan Cracknell

7 85%

Bullhead (2012)

"Roskam shows the most confidence when things are unsettling and different from the genre underworld in which the plot resides."

Posted Sep 1, 2012

Ryan Cracknell

8 ——

Rumbo a Las Grandes Ligas (Road to the Big Leagues) (2004)

"Although somewhat soft in tackling some of the more controversial aspects, it is still a fascinating look at the sport outside of the bright stadium lights and manicured lawns of the big leagues."

Posted Sep 1, 2012

Ryan Cracknell

9 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Filled with pain disguised as comedy, it presents a real-life Peter Pan complex where letting go of one's youth is complicated and painful."

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Ryan Cracknell

10 ——

Mondo Hollywood (1967)

"What once caused a storm of controversy is now pretty tame, mundane even."

Posted Feb 12, 2012

Ryan Cracknell

11 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"Keeps the economic talk in check and brings the human drama to the forefront."

Posted Dec 31, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

12 61%

The Rocketeer (1991)

"While The Rocketeer never crashes, it's a bumpy ride of cartoonish characters, a flimsy plot and an overall sense of letdown."

Posted Dec 27, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

13 ——

The Captains (2011)

"By offering an insightful look at some of the key players that made it happen, Shatner is able to break down some of the barriers that scare some people off from the Star Trek franchise. "

Posted Dec 3, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

14 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"Continues to steer the same course as its predecessor sequels, focusing on convoluted storylines that zap all the fun and energy that made the first film so great."

Posted Oct 28, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

15 ——

Our Gang (1999)

"They're still fun at times and remain iconic but there's something about these shorts where the cute factor wears thin and the stories seem to be calling it in."

Posted Sep 25, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

16 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"The latest in a growing number of weepy films based on Nicholas Sparks novels that don't come anywhere close to The Notebook."

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

17 73%

The Learning Tree (1969)

"Falls into the path of giving a message more than it does letting things emerge organically."

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

18 ——

Finishing School (1934)

"The drinking, partying and sex come across more as a means to shock than actually make some sort of statement. "

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

19 60%

Wild Rovers (1971)

"Edwards proves that he was a more diverse filmmaker than perhaps he was given credit for."

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

20 13%

Yogi Bear (2010)

"One of the worst family films I've seen since another animated adaptation: Garfield. Talking bears aside, the film lacks logic, energy and, most of all, fun. "

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

21 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"It wanders through the desert, looking for an exciting hook but never finding one."

Posted Jan 1, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

22 91%

Vengeance (Fuk sau) (2010)

"To does a fantastic job of providing a good sense of style and structure to the numerous action scenes, but they're not over the top or cartoonish."

Posted Jan 1, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

23 40%

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)

"More like an infomercial in disguise for the soundtrack."

Posted Jan 1, 2011

Ryan Cracknell

24 ——

The Busher ()

"A fascinating look at early baseball films and an un-perfected spin on something that has since gone on to be repeated countless times since."

Posted Dec 25, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

25 ——

Safe at Home! (1962)

"Instead it feels more like a publicity stunt meant to up the stock of Mantle, Maris and the polarizing New York Yankees."

Posted Dec 25, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

26 82%

Fantasia 2000 (2000)

"Although magnificent and filled with imagination, Fantasia 2000 doesn't hold up as being particularly ground-breaking or innovative."

Posted Dec 25, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

27 96%

Fantasia (1940)

"Despite a couple of uneven parts that may try the patience of some, the whole of Fantasia is a marvel."

Posted Dec 25, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

28 44%

Pastime (1991)

"Plays an honorable game, tackling the touchy subject of ageism on the baseball field. But it's ultimately a hollow attempt, one that thinks that just by touching on a subject that it makes up a plot."

Posted Dec 25, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

29 ——

Hustle (2004)

"[Sizemore's] performance can best be summed up as Al Pacino by way of Moe from The Three Stooges."

Posted Dec 24, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

30 82%

Fear Strikes Out (1957)

"A cold biopic that doesn't hold up now that its subject matter has left the spotlight."

Posted Dec 24, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

31 ——

Bottom of the Ninth (2007)

"Although it might be a love story to baseball and the competitive spirit to win, it's also redundant as a film when like footage and story lines can be found on any station that airs even a little bit of baseball."

Posted Dec 24, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

32 ——

Zombie Prom (2006)

"An instant classic of unabashed nostalgia."

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

33 89%

Zodiac (2007)

"A complex crime drama that limits its action, opting to save it for the times that bring the greatest impact."

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

34 ——

Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2007)

"Short and sweet, it's also intelligent and a welcome departure from the typical material found in the genre's bigger stars."

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

35 96%

Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur) (2003)

"Jacques Perrin's spectacular documentary takes observation a step further as he literally seems to take flight with flocks of birds as they make their annual migration."

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

36 16%

When in Rome (2010)

"[Bell] carries a classic presence and charm that is tough not to like. Yet, at the same time, she does so with a little spunk and sass."

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

37 ——

Two On A Guillotine (2010)

"Hangs a neon sign around the key set-up points and lights off fireworks around them so that it's easy to see exactly what the big reveals will be."

Posted Dec 22, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

38 53%

Storytelling (2002)

"While Solondz tries and tries hard, Storytelling fails to provide much more insight than the inside column of a torn book jacket."

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

39 ——

Sonicsgate (2009)

"A rebel film both in its subject matter and its unorthodox distribution."

Posted Dec 18, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

40 ——

Slightly Used ()

"Although sometimes a little too cartoonish, the cast is an enjoyable lot with plenty going on to drive the film forward."

Posted Dec 18, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

41 ——

Shoulder Arms ()

"Although it's been a long time since 1918, there are still lessons to be learned from Shoulder Arms. "

Posted Dec 18, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

42 62%

The Salton Sea (2002)

"The overall voyage on The Salton Sea is an uneasy one hampered by a confusing story that admits out loud it doesn't know where it's going."

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

43 59%

RocknRolla (2008)

"It's all about the set-up and not the actual payoff."

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

44 ——

Québec-Montréal (2002)

"A 90-minute collection of clever and frank dialogue about sex and relationships."

Posted Dec 12, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

45 ——

One Number 2 ()

"A very confident picture that is carefully constructed and immensely intriguing."

Posted Dec 11, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

46 ——

Un ete sans point ni coup sur (A No-Hit No-Run Summer) (2008)

"Sticks to relying on nostalgia rather than making something truly memorable itself."

Posted Dec 11, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

47 59%

Walt & El Grupo (2008)

"An intimate, albeit uneventful, story filled with flashy graphics but not a lot of substance."

Posted Dec 11, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

48 89%

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

"A fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary that charts not only a story of tremendous success but sibling rivalry as well."

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

49 93%

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

"The best film about bullying ever made."

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Ryan Cracknell

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