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The Natural Reviews

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Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
March 24, 2003
Sappy fun
| Original Score: 4/5
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The cinematography is lush, the Randy Newman score is so epic that Hollywood uses it for practically every movie trailer that isn't a Chris Tucker comedy or a Shaft remake, and the period detail, and baseball scenes, are top notch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 26, 2002
Lessons for life, suitable for the Disney Channel and inspiration for people who love fairy tales ... a favorite of people who love sentiment and melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
September 19, 2002
One of the true great baseball films
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
Doesn't quite hit a home run, but a nice try
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 9, 2002
Arguably the best baseball movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
October 10, 2001
A nearly perfect combination of superb acting, brilliantly sweet screenwriting and a director at the top of his game.
| Original Score: 93/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 17, 2001
...basks in a kind of golden mythic glow that isn't often seen in movies anymore, making it a film that's hard for anyone but the most flint nosed to resist.
| Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 16, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
October 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
August 20, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 10, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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