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Bull Durham Reviews

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
October 13, 2008
The Bull Durham cast was assembled with obvious care.

August 4, 2008
An unadulterated joy of a sports movie that can't be recommended highly enough.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 28, 2008
...one of most entertaining and flat-out indelible baseball films within modern cinema...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 4, 2008
...the best sports movie ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 13, 2007
Might have been the greatest baseball movie ever made if not for the sluggish centerpiece performance by Kevin Costner.

TV Guide
March 14, 2007
Smutty, terrific fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Variety Staff
March 14, 2007
Costner is a natural as the dyed-in-the-wool ballplayer. His best lines are when he's philosophizing, like on being an All-American male who hates anything by Susan Sontag.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2007
There's a lot of laughter and enjoyment on the way to the lockers.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 22, 2006
Shelton, nominated for a best-original-screenplay Oscar, nails the details of minor-league ball visually as well, from the players' superstitious pregame rituals to the dead, painted-green grass on the field.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
September 1, 2006
Tim Robbins acts circles around Kevin Costner.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Marvellous stuff.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
A witty, sexy baseball comedy with a knowing world-weary outlook.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Medsker
July 5, 2005
Ron Shelton, who spent five years in the Baltimore Orioles farm system, has put together the snappiest, funniest and most poignant love letter to baseball ever written, though its ultimate moral deals with matters of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
As much laughs as there's salt in ballpark popcorn!
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
March 23, 2005
Great chemistry between Costner, Sarandon, and Robbins - one of the Top 10 baseball movies.
| Original Score: 4/5
Victoria Alexander
July 16, 2004
Costner's prime, long gone now.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 7, 2004
One of the best baseball movies of all time, as well as one of the sexiest romances ever put on celluloid. Sarandon is smart and sizzling.
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 12, 2003
Alas, there's too much chatter in the piece, too much posturing by Shelton, too many lazy takes and too much unchecked bloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
High-caliber film about baseball, sexual politics, and letting go of impossible dreams.
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Bull Durham is a film with spring fever, a giddy, playful look at life in baseball's minor leagues.
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