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The Bad News Bears Reviews

August 3, 2008
Surprisingly, improbably, The Bad News Bears is the year's funniest movie.
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
An extremely funny adult-child comedy film.
Top Critic
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.
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.
October 23, 2004
[Ritchie] directs scenes for comedy even in the face of his disturbing material and that makes the movie all the more effective; sometimes we laugh, and sometimes we can't, and the movie's working best when we're silent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4