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Hardball Reviews

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May 30, 2013
A charming sports drama that's more about humanity than the joy of winning.
February 24, 2011
Had Paramount played more team ball, they coulda been a contender
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 24, 2010
This umpire calls Hardball out at first base.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2007
This is less a hardball than a softball, without any curves or surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2003
Esforçando-se ao máximo para arrancar lágrimas do espectador, o filme apela para todas as convenções estabelecidas por produções semelhantes, falhando em todas as tentativas.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 19, 2003
...Hardball is much darker and far more adult than the commercials and trailer want you to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2003
Home runs for all the young actors with Reeves stuck at second base.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 23, 2002
The Hollywood adaptation admirably avoids the urge to sanitize the material -- this isn't Mighty Ducks in the Hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2002
...a formulaic feel-good kind of film with cute kids and Keanu Reeves appeal. I wanted to like it more, but felt rather frustrated by its predictable storyline
June 9, 2002
It's exactly the sort of raw, powerhouse filmmaking you'd expect from director Brian Robbins, whose previous works include "Ready to Rumble," "Varsity Blues" and that gripping expose of the fast-food world, "Good Burger."
March 13, 2002
one of those irritatingly "well-intentioned" movies that constantly falls flat because it offers no depth
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2002
The toughness, tragedy and street slang built into it give it an aura of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 26, 2002
Does what it's supposed to do, and it occasionally goes a little farther than it needs to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 19, 2002
Simple, predictable, and marginally satisfying.
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
December 9, 2001
What is striking about Brian Robbins' forceful direction of Hardball is its unwillingness to compromise
October 13, 2001
An enjoyable movie about the how some of us learn when we least expect it
October 9, 2001
Amounts to a two-hour torture session that would make one long for the great beyond.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 30, 2001
Can easily be an inspirational, feel good movie if you let it--as long as you abandon any hope for originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 29, 2001
...the halfhearted result of hundreds of sports movie and coming-of-age-flick clichés, thrown together without even the slightest care or reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 18, 2001
A smarmy proposition passing itself off as family fun in the style of The Bad News Bears.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
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