Reviews

Aug 17, 2021
With this tribute to the real-life All American Girls Professional Baseball League (1942-1954), director Penny Marshall confirms what some of us have suspected all along -- that she can play hardball in Hollywood's big leagues.
Jul 26, 2021
Has there ever been a more crowd-pleasing crowdpleaser than Penny Marshall's dramatization of America's first women's baseball league? No, there has not.
Apr 29, 2021
...a comfortable, promising setup that's employed to pervasively watchable effect...
Sep 13, 2020
The film is an easygoing, fun time.
Jul 7, 2020
A League of Their Own is a beloved comedy which not only celebrates women in baseball but continues to serve as an inspiration to women today.
Feb 7, 2020
Director Penny Marshall once again proves herself to possess both a deft hand for light comedy and an unfortunate weakness for sentimentality.
Feb 7, 2020
Then comes the ending. Or rather endings, for in common with many Hollywood scripts. A League of Their Own mercilessly drags its heels.
Jul 1, 2019
Under Penny Marshall's spirited, warm direction, the players shine.
May 30, 2019
Hardly a perfect film, League nonetheless represents a breakthrough in women's sports movies: It's a celebration of sport for sport's sake.
Jul 25, 2018
It is gentle, weepy and mostly inoffensive, with an ending which celebrates old people.
Jan 16, 2018
If you isolate the performances and compare them to baseball cards, there isn't a dud destined to be traded or clipped to the spokes of a bicycle wheel.
Jan 4, 2018
A League of Their Own is a bright idea that turns into a pile of mush.
Sep 13, 2017
25 years later, director Penny Marshall's A League Of Their Own remains that rare thing: a sports movie with female characters to look up to.
Aug 6, 2017
A League of Their Own is about looking back on a special time in your life. That doesn't have to be sports.
Jun 27, 2017
If, as Jimmy famously tells us, there's no crying in baseball, there's plenty of it in baseball nostalgia.
Jun 24, 2015
If director Penny Marshall were a baseball player, she'd probably be a scrappy catcher who plays steadily and reliably, always has her head in the game and usually comes through in the clutch.
Nov 11, 2014
It is not Great Cinema, but it's really freaking good entertainment, smart without being brainy and nice without being saccharine.
May 6, 2014
League wants you to laugh more than anything else, and Hanks makes sure that you will.
May 6, 2014
The movie drones along uninvolvingly, as if it were erecting a monument, not telling a story.
May 6, 2014
Any roughness is smoothed over by the talented cast and a great deal of charm and affection for the era.