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August 28, 2018
The movie sometimes loses track of its story and rambles for puzzling stretches of unfocused scenes. But it succeeds best with the breezy, warm scenes of baseball life and with such sterling character bits...
May 31, 2018
Get your tissues ready, because there's gonna be some waterworks.
May 31, 2018
There's a low-key, melancholy feel to the film, thanks in part to De Niro's turn, which never patronizes his character or begs for sympathy.
May 31, 2018
Heartbreaking and heartwarming.
May 31, 2018
Make sure you have a box of tissues with you when you watch. Make that two boxes.
May 31, 2018
The baseball version of "Brian's Song" has reduced more than a few tough guys to tears.
May 30, 2018
Packed with powerfully emotional moments, but the use of the title song in the closing moments is a guaranteed tear-jerker.
May 30, 2018
By the end, you've taken a fastball in the gut without even knowing how it got there.
May 30, 2018
I remember [it] leaving a really deep mark on me as a kid when I saw it.
May 7, 2014
The material is trite, but Hancock's slow-motion treatment of the experience of athletic performance is adroit and graceful.
May 7, 2014
Until Field of Dreams came along, director John Hancock's moving buddy drama held the title of the best baseball movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 3, 2011
This sports melodrama about a dying athlete is sentimental and predictable, but it's also very well acted by the young De Niro, Vincente Gardenia and Michael Moriarty.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 23, 2010
Talky, leisurely, and poetic baseball drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 3, 2008
A funny, gentle and honestly sentimental movie that is easily one of the best of the year in any category, and very possibly the best movie about sport ever made in this country.
September 16, 2007
It was first filmed for television, where it seems best suited as a 'disease of the week' movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 21, 2007
Mention this flick to any guy over 40 and watch him get all weepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 14, 2007
A well-done if depressing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 26, 2006
It's a good film, avoiding all the obvious goop and the 'big game' cliché at the climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2005
Unfortunately, no real relationships are ever developed in this film, so, even with Robert DeNiro playing the lead, something always seems to be lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 11, 2005
Low key character study of baseball player dying; De Niro, Moriarty are fine.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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