Sugar Reviews

May 9, 2014
The problem is that it is incredibly tedious and at some point very uneventful.
May 9, 2014
The cinematic equivalent of an investigative Sports Illustrated two-parter.
March 20, 2013
The camera is on Sugar the whole time, but the faux-documentary approach keeps him out of reach in all the ways that really matter.
March 20, 2013
This is a tragic sports movie that shies away from every element of tragedy.
May 14, 2009
While it's interesting, it's never truly absorbing.
April 16, 2009
The approach is flighty at best and a cinematic bait-and-switch at worst.
April 15, 2009
This Sugar doesn't blend the sweet with the bittersweet as deftly as it might have.
April 3, 2009
An often engaging drama that tackles provocative issues, but, without a sensitive and intelligent screenplay, it ultimately fails to be truly moving, profound or memorable.
April 3, 2009
Let down by a manipulative script recycled from dozens of sports and immigrant movies. At least it dispenses with a Hollywood ending.
April 2, 2009
It seems Fleck and Boden didn't have much of a game plan for the main character off the mound after all, and this wearying aimlessness waters down the tension of Sugar's rapidly imploding life, grinding the film to a disappointing halt.
April 1, 2009
Such indie banality -- linked to liberal message-mongering -- proves Fleck-Boden go into a slump long before rookie Miguel.