Bull Durham Reviews

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June 10, 2020
You 'd never find similar scenes to "Bull Durham" in, say, Europe, and not because they don't have our national pastime; they're just too sensible. You simply have to love America to be able to revel in our delightful, deep state of cultural silliness.
March 24, 2020
Bull Durham puts Shelton in the Hollywood big leagues, and he's hit his very first pitch over the scoreboard in centerfield.
September 28, 2019
Bull Durham (1988) is a humorous and intelligent romantic sports comedy-drama about a mediocre Carolina minor leagues baseball team - the Durham Bulls, from first-time director Ron Shelton. It is the quintessential modern sports film about America's...
October 29, 2018
Bull Durham is the greatest baseball film ever made. It captures the essence of the game. It's full of crackling dialogue that is endlessly quotable. It's absolutely hilarious at times and heartbreaking at others.
July 14, 2018
Is Bull Durham the greatest sports movie ever made? No argument from me.
December 9, 2017
Writer-director Ron Shelton tells a wonderful story of how a veteran ballplayer and up-and-comer collide in the world of the minor leagues, and how they are loved by a baseball groupie who's also a philosopher and poet.
September 7, 2015
Does an impressive job picking up the mundane world of bush league baseball in spirit.
November 26, 2014
It's not just the screenplay, it's the performances and direction that make this film.
May 6, 2014
Costner is charming as an aging catcher who decides it's time to hang up his mitt at Sarandon's place.
July 30, 2013
Bull Durham is the feel-good movie of the Summer of '88. The sooner you see it, the happier your summer's going to be. So what are you waiting for?
July 29, 2013
A smart, witty character piece that eschews the stale sports flick formul
March 20, 2013
Screwball Annie and hardball Crash aren't playing the same game, which is Shelton's conceit as well as a possible screen-writing miscalculation.
March 20, 2013
Ron Shelton, who wrote and directed the film, displays a knowledge of and affection for the national pastime. You can see it in the knowing detail he brings to even the minor characters.
March 20, 2013
Bull Durham is a jaunty, refreshing comedy that mixes sex The ambling pace and inventiveness of Bull Durham are the doing of Shelton, a filmmaker worth watching. This film is a tidy summing-up of one aspect of America`s favorite sport.
March 11, 2013
[Crash's] remit? To teach talented but undisciplined pitcher Ebby (Tim Robbins) about hurling a ball. And a little about life.
March 11, 2013
[Shelton is] uncanny at putting us inside his players' heads when they're on the mound or up at bat, running their private litanies of encouragement and subversion to psych themselves up.
March 11, 2013
Rather than a vapid national epic, it is a warm, droll, deftly cracked romantic comedy.
March 11, 2013
The acting in Bull Durham cannot be faulted and should be remembered at Oscar time. Sarandon has one of the juiciest female roles in years and she makes you think no one could play it better.
August 1, 2012
I will always respect Bull Durham for what it represents in terms of love of baseball, but it will not be on my list of favorite sports movies.
April 10, 2012
This witty, sharply observed tale belnds sports, comedy and romance and benefits immensely from the appealing performances by Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins.
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