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Jews And Baseball: An American Love Story Reviews

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Paul Brunick
New York Times
November 5, 2010
Were it not for a masterly production coup...this slight and unambitious work would be wholly indistinguishable from basic-cable filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Martin Levin
Globe and Mail
October 1, 2010
The organization, the writing by Ira Berkow, the footage, the research, all excellent. But it could have been so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
November 8, 2010
(Prioritizes) statistics and on-field accomplishments over larger questions of religion, culture and community.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine
November 7, 2010
The film feels simultaneously micromanaged and slapdash, spouting generalities about the game while neglecting to show a full at-bat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
March 31, 2011
It's a must for baseball fans-Jewish or otherwise.
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
November 20, 2010
This engaging and well-put-together documentary has universal appeal to sports fans, regardless of ethnic background. It has a running time of 91 minutes that passes by much too quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
November 2, 2010
A reasonably comprehensive tribute to athletics as the great melting pot.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 5, 2010
I doubt there's much here any die-hard fan doesn't already know, but having it retold from the perspective of a struggling, respect-hungry community merely makes the metaphoric affinities of the game that much more persuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
November 1, 2010
Peter Miller's historical docu strikes out a stadium-load of assumptions.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
November 18, 2010
Good info. But Jews and Baseball is too genteel, too reverential and not nearly exciting enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 18, 2010
"Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story" not only lives up to its title -- how could it not? -- but also delivers a bit extra as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

National Post
October 4, 2010
| Original Score: 3/4
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