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The Sandlot Reviews

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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.
January 9, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
September 5, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
July 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2009
Sweet and sincere, the film is also a remarkably shallow wade, rife with incident and slim on substance.
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Older kids and overgrown ones too probably will notice that nothing much ever happens in this belabored suburban variation on The Little Rascals.
March 7, 2002
Its messages of anti-bullying, befriending losers, and pretending the fat kid stuffing Ho-hos into his mouth doesn't make you sick are as timeless as they are trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 30, 2004
Nothing about his modest coming-of-age comedy demands anything like this awestruck approach.
July 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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 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
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
In The Sandlot's nostalgia for simpler times, a single-sex world seems to be a key component.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Ever since Stand by Me, it seems that every Boy's Own yarn is deemed incomplete without a nostalgic, pseudo-ironic voice-over waxing lyrical about the mythology of short pants and acne.
October 16, 2017
Rarely has 101 minutes seemed longer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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