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Fever Pitch Reviews

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 7, 2014
Nick Hornby's novels have produced two terrific examples of the genre: High Fidelity and About A Boy. Unfortunately, this latest adaptation is strictly a minor league affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
May 7, 2014
A delightful romantic comedy without the excesses we've come to expect of the Farrellys.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
May 7, 2014
I think it's very ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Richard Luck
May 7, 2014
A pleasant comedy with a good heart and amiable characters.
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
May 7, 2014
The Farrellys rein in their usual excesses, but still manage to produce the laughs, albeit accompanied by a dose of terminal cuteness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
May 7, 2014
Fever Pitch is funny, romantic and it makes even the by-now-very-tired story of the Sox's 2004 World Series win seem fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Total Film
May 7, 2014
A genial date comedy that will divide audiences and genders on the prominence of sports in a relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
May 7, 2014
It's a sweet, slight romantic comedy with appealing stars and a happy ending -- unless you're a fan of, you know, that other team.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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William Goss
May 29, 2013
...tries to deal with the messy process of nurturing a proper adult relationship rather than simply shoehorning two lovers into a predictable set of catastrophic circumstances until they finally succumb to one another.
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David Germain
Associated Press
March 20, 2013
Stripped of almost all the brothers' usual crudeness, Fever Pitch proves what we've suspected all along: That beneath the gross-out gags and freak-show humor, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are just a couple of lovable romantics.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 20, 2013
The film turns out to be a substantial pleasure as the spirit of the Sox shines through.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Perfectly enjoyable but perfectly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
September 24, 2010
Coincidentally, it's the second great romantic comedy to end with Drew Barrymore on a ball diamond and the only work of fiction to feature Jimmy Fallon as a believable human being, as Fallon handles possible pregnancy with unexpected dramatic presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Maybe you have to love the Red Sox to really enjoy Fever Pitch, but then you never really had to know sports to know a pretty bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
April 18, 2009
The Farrelly brothers soften their customary inclination toward gross-out humor with a tender and earnest adaptation of a novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity").
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Despite the charming actors and promising setup, they never really hit it out of the park.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
June 20, 2007
Drew Barrymore gives an excellent performance as a lady-in-waiting opposite Jimmy Fallon's equally-impressive portrayal of a jittery, baseball-obsessed beau.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mary Lasse
Christianity Today
November 1, 2006
For a light-hearted romantic comedy, there are a number of genuinely touching moments of love.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's slickly done, pleasantly watchable, but despite Barrymore's ever-charming earnestness, not quite a home run.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
It's a lot of fun.
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