A League of Ordinary Gentlemen Reviews

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September 26, 2005
It's a workmanlike film, but by the time two of the above bowlers are rolling against each other for the PBA championship, Browne has the audience sweating every spare.
August 19, 2005
After a few flourishes of Errol Morris-like editing, first-timer Browne settles into a tone resembling the ESPN telecasts so crucial to the PBA's revenue stream, thriving on the intrinsic drama of competition and the league's emerging star system.
July 8, 2005
The film is part nostalgia, part wary tale of wasted youth and part underdog struggle.
July 8, 2005
Manages to be funny, sad and as informative as you'd want any movie about bowling to be.
July 8, 2005
It's a curious movie, in the best sense, acknowledging that everybody is obsessed with something, then finding out why this particular group of people is obsessed with this particular pastime.
July 7, 2005
Amusing and insightful.
March 1, 2007
The new and improved Tour now has a terrifically well-made and astute film documenting its birthing pains.
December 14, 2006
Who would've thought a documentary about gutter balls, seven-10 splits, and beer-bellied athletes could turn out to be so captivating and intriguing?
May 24, 2006
March 1, 2006
easy to take in, much like spending an afternoon at the lanes with some watery beer
November 18, 2005
"League" is unexpectedly inspiring as we watch the plucky little league, which only draws a quarter of the advertising revenue of hockey despite having better TV ratings, fight for its survival.
October 4, 2005
Homely but enjoyable...if you might not want to join this 'League' permanently, you should find it a pleasant crew to spend ninety minutes with.
October 2, 2005
Without the social questions posed at the beginning of the film, the footage of the competition is not likely to be strong enough on its own to lasso in a new generation of players.
September 30, 2005
Director Christopher Browne took a lesson from Steve Miller, when it comes to bowling on TV (or in the movies), 'it's all about scoring, pace, and energy'.
August 17, 2005
Closer to a rah-rah public-relations video than a curtain-yanking investigative piece.
July 11, 2005
Bowling with Purpose and Meaning, even if they aren't Bowling for Columbine
July 7, 2005
Gentlemen is distinguished by its extraordinary access to the players and tour operators.
June 10, 2005
Marvelously entertaining.
June 9, 2005
Informative and endearing film.
June 4, 2005
Christopher Browne's documentary acquaints us with these gentlemen by presenting us their passionate quirks that actually don't make them very ordinary at all.
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