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Ballplayer: Pelotero Reviews

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
July 11, 2012
The doc is a sly, interesting achievement: It opens as an entertaining sports story and closes as a metaphor for government corruption.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 10, 2012
A gripping documentary that takes us inside the largely closed world of youth baseball training and recruitment in the Dominican Republic.
Miles Bowe
Boston Phoenix
July 10, 2012
Ballplayer initially declares that it is about dreams, ambition, and family struggles, but by focusing almost entirely on money and market values, it strikes out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
July 10, 2012
[An] essential, if artless, baseball exposť...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Leaverton
Village Voice
July 10, 2012
An unexpectedly gripping portrait of how MLB's sausage gets made ...
Jennifer Merin
About.com
June 26, 2012
An up close look at the challenging lives of young men in the Dominican Republic who aspire to become major league baseball players in the U.S., as their ticket to a better life for themselves and their families.
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