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Major League Reviews

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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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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2007
Slick predictability is about all it has in mind, down to the last trite freeze-frame.
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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
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
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Shamelessly formulaic.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 9, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Ron Wolfe
Tulsa World
August 2, 2002
Major League smacks a solid base hit when the players decide their best revenge against the team's owner would be to win the American League pennant. It doubles when these guys begin to come together as a real team.
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.
Jamey Codding
July 5, 2005
One of Hollywood's best underdog stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
October 31, 2016
Amiable but predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Predictable ensemble sports comedy, and one I like a whole lot more than I probably should.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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+
Frank Ochieng
May 30, 2003
Ward hits a decent line drive with the wacky Major inspired goofy time at the ballpark
| Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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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