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The Sandlot Reviews

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October 16, 2017
Rarely has 101 minutes seemed longer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 7, 2014
In The Sandlot's nostalgia for simpler times, a single-sex world seems to be a key component.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 7, 2014
In this well-crafted movie, a strong cohesive ensemble makes the team likable. Guiry as Scotty is especially good.
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.
March 26, 2013
For kids of the 1990s, there is no greater baseball movie than this coming-of-age tale about a lonely fifth-grader who makes lifelong friends by playing neighborhood baseball games.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 22, 2011
This is a movie for anyone who has ever loved baseball and for anyone who enjoys the American Graffiti/Stand by Me style of narrative. Highly recommended.
March 22, 2011
The comedy is broad, cartoonish, and quite funny in a faux Little Rascals manner. The movie is almost completely derivative, but that's part of the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2011
For every Field of Dreams there are a dozen lesser, completely incomprehensible baseball movies. This is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2011
Good, with flashes of very good, overlaid with a particularly thick wash of nostalgia that stubbornly refuses to go obnoxiously cloying. It's a nice film, that's what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 2, 2011
Field of Dreams for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
Sweet and sincere, the film is also a remarkably shallow wade, rife with incident and slim on substance.
August 2, 2008
The Sandlot is a kids flick that will always stand the test of the time and be a movie that you can watch over and over as you grow older. It never loses its touch.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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