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A League of Their Own Reviews

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
May 6, 2014
League wants you to laugh more than anything else, and Hanks makes sure that you will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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?
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
March 19, 2013
This movie aims for the tear ducts and the funny bone as ruthlessly as the big action-fantasy hits go after the viscera.
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 1, 2008
Hits about .250 with a few RBI, but more than its share of strikeouts.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 1, 2008
Energetic, full of goodwill and good feelings, it never quite attains the graceful nonchalance and self-confidence with which finely tuned athletes -- and comedies -- move and enchant us.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 21, 2007
Deftly structured by director Penny Marshall and writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to resemble a 40s musical (albeit, somewhat anachronistically, one in 'Scope); the rest is mainly streamlined and spirited teamwork.
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Colette Maude
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Scriptwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel neglect the ensemble, emphasising a sense of historical occasion over character development.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
One of the year's most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies. It's a serious film that's lighter than air, a very funny movie that manages to score a few points for feminism in passing.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
At her best, Marshall captures the camaraderie of these women in ways that rip the film out of its cliched roots.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Graced by Davis and enlivened by Lovitz and the ensemble cast, it sends us home feeling a little higher, with visions of peanuts and Cracker Jack floating in our heads.
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Marshall gums it all up in hokey sentiment.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie has a real bittersweet charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1992
From its jokey, one-note characters to its endless baseball montages, A League of Their Own is all flash, all surface: It's a great big trailer for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+