A League of Their Own Reviews

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February 7, 2020
Director Penny Marshall once again proves herself to possess both a deft hand for light comedy and an unfortunate weakness for sentimentality.
February 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.
July 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.
July 25, 2018
It is gentle, weepy and mostly inoffensive, with an ending which celebrates old people.
January 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.
January 4, 2018
A League of Their Own is a bright idea that turns into a pile of mush.
September 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.
August 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.
June 27, 2017
If, as Jimmy famously tells us, there's no crying in baseball, there's plenty of it in baseball nostalgia.
June 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.
November 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.
March 20, 2013
Though amusing enough to avoid absolutely drowning in schmaltz, it's sad to see a film with potential lose its way in the late innings.
March 20, 2013
Marshall's methods overwhelm the material, and what emerges is a movie utterly without personality. A unique chapter in American history becomes a movie as ordinary as they come.
March 20, 2013
What does it say about today's Hollywood when the most interesting character in a movie about a women's baseball team turns out to be a man?
March 19, 2013
It's a cinematic home run, certain to please filmgoers who don't know a catcher's mitt from an oven mitt.
March 19, 2013
Few of the other performers make an impression. A director who can lose Madonna in a crowd can't be said to appreciate charisma.
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