The Sandlot Reviews

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April 9, 2019
Those in the mood to return to the age of innocence might want to try The Sandlot.
April 9, 2019
A scruffy underdog yarn that will appeal not only to kids but also to their thirty- or fortysomething parents.
May 7, 2014
In The Sandlot's nostalgia for simpler times, a single-sex world seems to be a key component.
May 7, 2014
The kids even have their own treehouse, which means that the production designer is the only person connected with this project who actually went out on a limb.
May 7, 2014
A solid double rather than a grand slam, The Sandlot remains a refreshing antidote to the daily round of contract squabbles on the sports page.
May 7, 2014
There's a snappy change-of-pace gag involving a little guy and a nubile lifeguard, but the screams and barks and fraudulent emotions grow wearying.
May 30, 2019
After a "Porky's"-style segment dealing with puppy lust, the film then segues to its better second half.
April 9, 2019
The Sandlot is scene after scene after scene of nostalgia-glasses-viewed perfection.
October 16, 2018
It throws a proverbial curveball at convention, relying instead on baseball's ultimate companion - nostalgia - to pluck its emotional and memorable strings.
May 30, 2018
The Sandlot almost does for baseball what A Christmas Story does for the holiday season. Evans clearly can still feel what it was like to be a kid, and his silly impetuousness gives his film its charm.
April 9, 2018
Here's another '90s movie that was beloved by boys ... yet it probably won't hold the same charge for viewers not privy to that nostalgic vibe.
December 12, 2017
Though all but the two lead children are mediocre, the adult actors, including Karen Allen and James Earl Jones, are first- rate.
October 16, 2017
Rarely has 101 minutes seemed longer.
May 10, 2016
It's a bonafide masterpiece that warrants admiration, even two decades after its release.
March 29, 2016
The Sandlot is just a fun, funny film that holds plenty of family appeal because it has a wholesome Norman Rockwell vibe and, as with any good sports film, you don't have to love the game to love the film.
May 7, 2014
You feel as if you're being smothered in cotton candy by a director obsessed with infantility and who cannot bear to face the reality of childhood.
May 7, 2014
Any of Charles Schulz's baseball-oriented Peanuts strips contains more understanding of baseball and more insight into children, as well as more pointed fun.
May 7, 2014
Several of the hard issues involving childhood -- getting accepted in a new neighborhood, getting accepted buy a new stepdad -- are handled with sensitivity.
May 7, 2014
The Sandlot is a safe, wholesome, patriotic family picture about baseball, and if there is an original scene, it escaped my attention.
May 7, 2014
In this well-crafted movie, a strong cohesive ensemble makes the team likable. Guiry as Scotty is especially good.
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