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Summer Catch Reviews

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Deborah Henderson
Christian Science Monitor
June 14, 2013
This story has its share of bad acting. But Summer Catch turns out to be a well-meaning, light, and fluffy comedy with plenty of good giggles.
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Joe Leydon
April 16, 2008
When it comes to funny business, Tollin's got game, and he makes the most of some talented supporting players on his bench.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 27, 2001
There's expert direction by Michael Tollin, pleasing performances by the two young stars ... and strong support from a solid supporting cast.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 24, 2001
While Summer Catch doesn't have a particularly smart, savvy script and doesn't cover anything new, it is nice to see a movie about motivated college kids who spend their summer at the ball park.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 24, 2001
A very minor but extremely pleasurable summertime dramedy.
Dave White
August 24, 2001
It strikes out but demands to be called a home run. Give in.
Rob Blackwelder
August 23, 2001
For the first time in his career, Prinze displays more than two facial expressions and exudes enough charm to appeal to someone over the age of 14.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
August 8, 2014
It's a movie that should have been called on account of boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
August 8, 2014
Big chunks of plot seem to be missing, as if left on the editing-room floor so that director Mike Tollin, in his feature debut, can get to yet another inspiring speech.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dennis King
Tulsa World
August 8, 2014
It's a baseball romance with precious little baseball and only the most insipid, by-the-numbers kind of romance.
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
August 8, 2014
This is the WB version of a baseball movie. Everyone is young, toned, sexually active and agonizes over their future.
Smriti Mundhra
IGN Movies
August 8, 2014
The film is as predictable as the outcome of a New York Yankees-Tampa Bay Devil Rays game, but you can bet nobody will be standing up to do the wave.
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
August 8, 2014
Not even a cast of fresh-faced acting hotshots can give flavour to this bland and undistinguished teen sporting romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
June 14, 2013
Despite an enjoyable turn from Brittany Murphy, the clichéd plot (local poor boy pitches his way to the Major League) ensures that's the best this forgettable teen fodder can hope for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
June 14, 2013
As the script works toward its big-game finale, it pauses now and then to rip off Bull Durham, to let Biel spout Successories-worthy words of encouragement, and to touch on subplots involving Prinze's familiar-faced teammates.
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Malcolm Ritter
Associated Press
June 14, 2013
Maybe the filmmakers figured that the audience for Summer Catch is too young to have seen Bull Durham.
Kit Bowen
November 20, 2008
The film steps up a notch when the action is on the field. However, many directors before him have portrayed the beloved sport better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
March 31, 2007
The element of Summer Catch that sours it all for good is that so many actors decided it would be a good idea to be in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
[An] awful light drama.
January 11, 2006
A baseball movie with no baseball, no movie, and absolutely no love involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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