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The Perfect Game Reviews

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May 13, 2014
No ironic detachment for William Dear's latest film: It may have every cliché in the book, but The Perfect Game means everything it says.
Read More | Original Score: 6.5/10
December 2, 2013
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.
December 29, 2011
A welcome addition to the expanding genre of baseball films.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 13, 2010
Packed with everything you'd want from an inspiring sports story. The pieces aren't put together as neatly as one would hope, but the film easily achieves the intended effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 30, 2010
This movie is what's known as family entertainment, which means in this case that it's interesting and harmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2010
A perfect family movie.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2010
It's an unabashedly corny but occasionally stirring dramedy based on the true-life story of scrappy young baseball players from Mexico.
April 16, 2010
Sentimental, inspiring tale about Little League underdogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2010
There has been only one perfect game in the history of the Little League World Series, and the story is as unlikely and as perfect as any underdog sports-movie fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 16, 2010
This inspirational film, written by first-timer (and producer) W. William Winokur, is not for cynics or those resistant to cute kids (and child actors sometimes given to mugging).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2010
Think of it as the "Good News Bears."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 15, 2010
...a bunch of appealing youngsters paired with the terrific character actor Collins and "The Perfect Game," while corny, is less treacly than it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 15, 2010
A very sweet, very slight family movie that scores smiles and tears of joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2010
The heart of both the story and its telling do help in smoothing over other deficiencies, sweet and disarming in its belief that something like a baseball game can make a bigger difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2010
The climactic drama of the championship game owes largely to the fact that, despite their unprecedented success as a foreign team in the tournament, young Angel Macias and his teammates somehow didn't go down in history, at least not stateside.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2010
I could go on and on with a list of the things wrong with The Perfect Game, but none would explain why I was a misty-eyed sucker for it in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 15, 2010
Think south-of-the-border Bad News Bears.
April 15, 2010
This entertaining film is so full of factual inaccuracies that are unnecessary they degrade the final product.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 15, 2010
there is a tricky line for a film to walk between earnest sweetness and syrupy schmaltz. The Perfect Game pulls off this balancing act with a combination of smart direction and even smarter casting
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2010
You sort of know how these underdog sports movies turn out. Doesn't matter. The Perfect Game so expertly uses the charisma and personalities of the actors, especially the young ones, that it's thrilling anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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