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Bull Durham Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Dan Geringer
Philadelphia Daily News
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?
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.
John Marriott
Radio Times
July 29, 2013
A smart, witty character piece that eschews the stale sports flick formul
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
June 21, 2011
A winning, mature comedy about sex and baseball.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 4, 2008
...the best sports movie ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Bull Durham is a treasure of a movie because it knows so much about baseball and so little about love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
June 15, 1988
If one was to make a list of the best baseball-themed movies of all time, Bull Durham would have to be in consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 24, 2011
A romantic fable about baseball.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Works better as a romance than as a sports flick, but it's still sly, smart and very funny.
| Original Score: 4/5
Victoria Alexander
July 16, 2004
Costner's prime, long gone now.
| Original Score: 4/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
November 26, 2014
It's not just the screenplay, it's the performances and direction that make this film.
Clint Morris
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
As much laughs as there's salt in ballpark popcorn!
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Though Costner's character is a bit stereotypical -- the embittered veteran player -- he plays the role well.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Rebecca Murray
September 28, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
September 1, 2006
Tim Robbins acts circles around Kevin Costner.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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