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July 7, 2013
I Love this movie !!
½ June 9, 2013
One of my all-time favorite sports movies. To be honest, it's a bit awkward at times, and the acting is often suspect, but it's Gary Cooper and it's Lou Gehrig, 'nuff said. Babe Ruth plays himself and does a great job, and Walter Brennan is terrific as well. You're a legend, Tanglefoot.
½ April 21, 2013
Gary Cooper brings Lou Gehrig to life, in both his triumph and tragedy. The film's brisk pace moves things along quite well before the last twenty minutes, when the film slows down to reflect upon the life of the historic figure. This is a nearly perfect biopic and sports film, filled with great performances, cinematography, a sense of humor, and a heart as big as the man himself.
April 21, 2013
i know nothing about baseball, but it sure is a good movie :)
½ February 6, 2013
Starring Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig and Teresa Wright as his wife, this movie honors Gehrig's life after a tragic death from ALS. From the time he was a boy, Lou could play ball but his immigrant mother wants him to become an engineer. The quiet, young man goes to Columbia and plays some ball. There he is seen by the Yankees who agree to sign him. Despite her disapproval at first his mom becomes his biggest fan. With the Yankees Lou seems slightly out of place being an introvert. Pretty soon he meets Eleanor Twitchell (Wright) however and then gains a spot as the starting first baseman. The two of them fall in love and get married as Gehrig flourishes in the shadow of Babe Ruth. With his career still going strong, Gehrig becomes captain and plays 2,000 straight games. It cruelly comes to an end when he begins feeling weak and is diagnosed with ALS. His career is over and yet in his farewell speech Gehrig gratefully considers himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. He walked out of the limelight and died soon after, dearly missed. This is one of those truly moving films.
½ January 26, 2013
The phoenominal performances and the undescribably perfect ending make this movie one of the most irresistable, most classic movies ever made. It's amazing enough to please anyone- even Red Sox fans.
January 23, 2013
I really dislike Gary Cooper.
December 28, 2012
True American classic about Lou Gehrig! A very moving picture.
Bathsheba Monk
Super Reviewer
December 12, 2012
You would think that just looking at Gary Cooper would be enough. But it wasn't enough to hide the fact that for a college guy he looked about 35 years old and his mother looked like his grandmother (even when he was 9)and Gary Cooper's beauty wasn't enough to hide the fact that this was a war propaganda movie.
½ September 4, 2012
A very good biopic with the great Gary Cooper charming as ever as Lou Gehrig. Even if you're not a Yankees fan (I'm not), you can't help but like this movie and its touching final scene.

Grade: A-
September 4, 2012
As someone who grew up in the Midwest and has always hated the Yankees this is a great story and a great movie. Cooper is great as the humble and unassuming Gehrig one of the great players in MLB history. Gehrig's story transcends sports because it is also a tragic one as the disease that bears his name cuts his career and his life right in its prime. One of the joys in this movie is seeing Babe Ruth play himself, giving a glimpse at his larger than life personality. Much like Sergeant York, which while a war movie it gave us a closer look at the man so does Pride of the Yankees give us a look at what made the man that was Lou Gehrig; a mother's boy, a college man (which was unusual back in those days), and a devoted husband. Teresa Wright is great as Mrs. Gehrig, the daughter of a wealthy businessman who obviously is more worldly than Gehrig and is initially amused by his shy demeanor but falls in love with his boyish charm.
½ August 27, 2012
Absolutely amazing. Cooper is awesome.
July 21, 2012
This Gary Cooper classic is a bit sappy and squeaky clean. Made for the audience enduring World War II, this story of Lou Gehrig is a great inspirational baseball movie that is great for the whole family.
June 16, 2012
Gary Cooper was amazing as Lou Gerhig.
May 29, 2012
A truly wonderful film with fantastic performances.
May 10, 2012
Great movie and very sad.
April 21, 2012
Great film for Cooper fans
April 19, 2012
A beautiful biopic of the one and only Lou Gehrig! I loved writing a paper about the 'luckiest man' speech
½ March 2, 2012
Sad biopic of baseball great Lou Gehrig- played fantasticly by Gary Cooper.
½ February 11, 2012
The Raging Bull of baseball films (minus the vulgarity). Fabulous ensemble with a touching screenplay. Followed by a well shot picture and terrific editing to show time-lapse(s). I liked the direction of the movie but I think it could have been better. I think that Wood should have made the scrapbook a little more important in the storytelling of The Iron Horse's life. Had he done that, this may have won Best Picture over Mrs. Miniver.
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