The Scout Reviews

  • Oct 19, 2019

    It's a guilty pleasure. Is it "good"? No. Is it enjoyable? Yes.

    It's a guilty pleasure. Is it "good"? No. Is it enjoyable? Yes.

  • Apr 21, 2015

    If you look at it as a nice little comedy you'd be lying to yourself and besides I hate the friggin Yankees.

    If you look at it as a nice little comedy you'd be lying to yourself and besides I hate the friggin Yankees.

  • Jul 27, 2014

    After another scout bust, Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) has been sent to South America by the New York Yankees to find baseball talent. Somehow he miraculous comes across Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser) in Mexico who is the best player he has ever seen. Things are not as easy as it seems as it is clear that despite the undeniable baseball talent, Steve Nebraska is not all there mentally. The Scout has some decent moments, and Albert Brooks does his best, but this is a shallow comedy that just falls flat on comedic and emotional levels.

    After another scout bust, Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) has been sent to South America by the New York Yankees to find baseball talent. Somehow he miraculous comes across Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser) in Mexico who is the best player he has ever seen. Things are not as easy as it seems as it is clear that despite the undeniable baseball talent, Steve Nebraska is not all there mentally. The Scout has some decent moments, and Albert Brooks does his best, but this is a shallow comedy that just falls flat on comedic and emotional levels.

  • Apr 26, 2013

    Not bad, kind of amusing, but definitely ran out of steam along the way.

    Not bad, kind of amusing, but definitely ran out of steam along the way.

  • Apr 14, 2013

    4/14/2013: Just ok. Not all that funny and they really didn't go into the psychological issues, so it wasn't funny or dramatic.

    4/14/2013: Just ok. Not all that funny and they really didn't go into the psychological issues, so it wasn't funny or dramatic.

  • Oct 30, 2012

    the only thing that made this watch-able was seeing old yankee stadium again

    the only thing that made this watch-able was seeing old yankee stadium again

  • Oct 07, 2012

    Not really the comedy it promotes...it gets serious there for awhile. Still...Fraiser is great.

    Not really the comedy it promotes...it gets serious there for awhile. Still...Fraiser is great.

  • May 24, 2012

    well, Fraser's character seems like a talented fun-loving ball player - until he has a breakdown in the 2nd half.

    well, Fraser's character seems like a talented fun-loving ball player - until he has a breakdown in the 2nd half.

  • Apr 29, 2012

    This was written by comic heavyweights Andrew Bergman ("The In-Laws", "The Freshman") and Albert Brooks ("Lost in America", "Defending Your Life"), but this film feels more Brooks than Bergman. Brooks is brilliantly hilarious as always as the title scout and Brendan Fraser is affable as his prospect. However, Fraser's broadly comedic character feels more out of a Farrelly Brothers film than a wryly witty Ablert Brooks film. Still, the film is enjoyable and a worth watching for Brooks fans.

    This was written by comic heavyweights Andrew Bergman ("The In-Laws", "The Freshman") and Albert Brooks ("Lost in America", "Defending Your Life"), but this film feels more Brooks than Bergman. Brooks is brilliantly hilarious as always as the title scout and Brendan Fraser is affable as his prospect. However, Fraser's broadly comedic character feels more out of a Farrelly Brothers film than a wryly witty Ablert Brooks film. Still, the film is enjoyable and a worth watching for Brooks fans.

  • Nov 17, 2011

    Very interesting and entertaining until the final act when suddenly they seemed to phone it in.

    Very interesting and entertaining until the final act when suddenly they seemed to phone it in.