The Sandlot Reviews

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.
March 26, 2009
Sweet and sincere, the film is also a remarkably shallow wade, rife with incident and slim on substance.
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.
August 30, 2004
Nothing about his modest coming-of-age comedy demands anything like this awestruck approach.
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.
January 1, 2000
This is a movie... that allows its kids to be kids, that shows them in the insular world of imagination and dreaming that children create entirely apart from adult domains and values.
January 1, 2000
Predictable as the movie is, the Field of Dreams quality is not the only thing to like about The Sandlot.
January 1, 2000
The Sandlot isn't well made but it's alive with dopey, summertime spirit.
April 1, 1993
Old baseball wisdom: The best teams win with strong fundamentals. So do the best movies.