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Major League Reviews

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John Ferguson
Radio Times
October 31, 2016
Amiable but predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2014
Ward directs his actors as adroitly as he has written for them, and the vulnerability that he allows his three stars to reveal is really what makes the movie work.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2014
It skims along agreeable surfaces, expertly balancing its comedy with melodrama and fulfilling expectations right on schedule.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 20, 2013
Sheen, as an ace fireball pitcher called Wild Thing by the adoring fans, is excellent; so is Bernsen as a star-struck third baseman, whose portfolio is more important that a hard grounder in the hole.
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Elizabeth Maupin
Orlando Sentinel
March 20, 2013
It has its moments, but it also has long, slow stretches where you feel like standing up and wandering around and maybe going out to hunt up a beer. That's fine for baseball, but it's not the way movies are supposed to work.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 20, 2013
Somebody should tell Ward that winning isn't everything. Character is. And this is what his movie lacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
March 16, 2011
If you're looking for sophisticated wit keep going, but Major League is pleasant, undemanding fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 16, 2011
Major League doesn't try too hard or aim too high, but it is pretty funny.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 23, 2009
The absurdity of the Indians winning the pennant in 1989 helped make the film a lot of fun, and it was a great little fantasy for Tribe fans back in the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 24, 2009
A meat and potatoes '80s movie, that maybe doesn't 'taste great,' but at least is 'less filling.' [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 1, 2008
Even though too many jokes fall flat under the weight of predictability, its sheer comic energy manages to entertain.
Steve Crum
March 8, 2008
Sometimes funny comedy set in major league baseball with plenty of bawdy slapstick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
April 8, 2007
Major League holds up today not only as the rare sports-themed comedy to balance goofiness and dynamic game atmospherics seamlessly, but also as a fleeting reminder of baseball's last remnants of participatory charm and gee-whiz curveball worship.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pete Croatto
April 5, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine
April 4, 2007
Consider Ward's comic framework and Major League is a top-tier baseball film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2007
Slick predictability is about all it has in mind, down to the last trite freeze-frame.

TV Guide
March 14, 2007
Writer-director David Ward has provided Cleveland Indian fans with something to cheer about and moviegoers with a generally engaging baseball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
March 14, 2007
For sheer crowd-pleasing fun it belts one high into the left-field bleachers.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
What redeems it is that the action sequences are superbly filmed, climaxing with Sheen's bullish entry into the arena at make-or-break time, the crowd singing 'Wild Thing' in clamouring unison.
Jamey Codding
July 5, 2005
One of Hollywood's best underdog stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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