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.
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.
Jan 4, 2018
A League of Their Own is a bright idea that turns into a pile of mush.
Jun 27, 2017
If, as Jimmy famously tells us, there's no crying in baseball, there's plenty of it in baseball nostalgia.
May 6, 2014
League wants you to laugh more than anything else, and Hanks makes sure that you will.
Mar 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.
Mar 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?
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 25, 2011
The agenda here is clearly along the lines of good-natured vignettes, smart one-liners and a healthy dose of heartstring tugging.
Aug 1, 2008
Hits about .250 with a few RBI, but more than its share of strikeouts.
Aug 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.
Mar 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.
Jun 24, 2006
Scriptwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel neglect the ensemble, emphasising a sense of historical occasion over character development.
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.
May 12, 2001
At her best, Marshall captures the camaraderie of these women in ways that rip the film out of its cliched roots.
Jan 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.