The Bad News Bears Reviews

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August 5, 2020
Rather than put people from all races in a pressure cooker and supply them with crap dialogue intended to tread on liberal, white guilt, The Bad News Bears flips a refreshing bird to propriety.
November 15, 2019
Tatum's Paper Moon was no fluke. She's a born actress.
August 26, 2019
A terrifically easygoing film, and the best kind of crowdpleaser.
May 30, 2018
A film was released that got everything beautifully, hilariously and even painfully right.
May 30, 2018
At a time when sports movies can't be just sports movies anymore, it's both startling and soothing to take a second look at Michael Ritchie's Little League comedy The Bad News Bears.
August 24, 2017
The emotional complexity of this subtext gives the film a gravity and resonance that belies the simplicity of the story
May 6, 2014
A small winner.
September 8, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Rife with every non-politically-correct social tic that '70s America had to offer, "The Bad News Bears" (1976) is a sports comedy that serves as a cultural benchmark.
August 3, 2008
Surprisingly, improbably, The Bad News Bears is the year's funniest movie.
August 3, 2008
If all kids' movies were like this, you wouldn't need to drag parents to the multiplexes.
March 14, 2007
Michael Ritchie keeps his dead-end cynicism in check and produces a genuinely funny comedy about a Little League team managed by a lovably drunken Walter Matthau.
March 14, 2007
This charming, funny film takes a gentle poke at Little League baseball and the American obsession with winning.
March 14, 2007
An extremely funny adult-child comedy film.
May 26, 2006
Matthau's perfectly restrained, brilliantly comic performance holds it together.
January 26, 2006
Amiably engrossing satire on the 'win ethic' that offers a take-it-or-leave-it approach to its serious points about enforcing precociousness on kids, but consistently delights with its panoramic comic invention.
November 4, 2005
June 11, 2005
June 3, 2005
Remains the best film ever made about kids and sports.
May 9, 2005
[Ritchie] keeps the sentimentality in check most of the time and obtains first-rate performers from his miniature cast all of the time.
November 8, 2004
rude and very funny
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