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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.
December 24, 2010
This umpire calls Hardball out at first base.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
August 9, 2002
Read More | Original Score: B
June 10, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
September 23, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2001
Works where it counts, on the emotional level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2001
Does surprisingly few lurches as it walks the tightrope between urban realism ... and family entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 17, 2001
...isn't all it could be but its heart is definitely in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 16, 2001
A formulaic but amusing tale of a loser who becomes a winner by losing himself in the service of others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2001
"Hardball" is hard PG-13.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2001
Reeves has charm to spare with the kids and Lane but fails to convince in his drinking, gambling scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 14, 2001
The film has heart.
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September 14, 2001
Beneath the sappy music and formulaic story, the core of the film rang true.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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