The Scout Reviews

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September 7, 2011
August 12, 2009
The Scout is the best comedy-fantasy about baseball ever made, which goes to show that if Hollywood keeps trying, eventually someone will get it right.
August 12, 2009
An amusing comic premise, mixing baseball and psychiatry, gets lost along the way in a film that displays much evidence of post-production tampering.
March 26, 2009
Even with the modest allure of Albert Brooks in what amounts to a mainstream effort, The Scout should get a quick trip to the showers.
June 24, 2006
September 29, 2005
September 26, 2005
September 23, 2005
February 11, 2004
June 13, 2003
May 29, 2003
Brooks is fun, nothing else in the movie is.
May 20, 2003
This is the laziest piece of work in the fall big-screen lineup so far.
May 20, 2003
The Scout was directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Mr. Brooks and Monica Johnson from a script written by Andrew Bergman years ago. It's probably not all that valuable to wonder how so many talented people went so wrong.
March 11, 2003
Having sat through many a Fraser film, I am constantly amazed that there is nothing this boy can't do. Well, except act his way out of a paper bag.
November 27, 2002
July 26, 2002
December 1, 2001
Baseball fans will hate The Scout because it makes a mockery of the game. Not quite as badly as Ed, which stars a monkey as the star pitcher, but close. Non-baseball fans will hate it because it's not funny.
January 1, 2000
The Scout proves to be an unsatisfying single that should have been a home run.
January 1, 2000
Rarely does a movie start high and go downhill so fast. It's as if the filmmakers progressively lost their nerve with every additional scene.
January 1, 2000
It's been a long time since there's been a good baseball movie. The Scout makes you wonder if there's ever going to be one again.
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