Summer Catch Reviews

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August 8, 2014
It's a movie that should have been called on account of boredom.
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.
August 8, 2014
It's a baseball romance with precious little baseball and only the most insipid, by-the-numbers kind of romance.
August 8, 2014
This is the WB version of a baseball movie. Everyone is young, toned, sexually active and agonizes over their future.
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.
August 8, 2014
Not even a cast of fresh-faced acting hotshots can give flavour to this bland and undistinguished teen sporting romance.
June 14, 2013
Despite an enjoyable turn from Brittany Murphy, the clichd plot (local poor boy pitches his way to the Major League) ensures that's the best this forgettable teen fodder can hope for.
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.
June 14, 2013
Maybe the filmmakers figured that the audience for Summer Catch is too young to have seen Bull Durham.
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.
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.
March 6, 2007
[An] awful light drama.
January 11, 2006
A baseball movie with no baseball, no movie, and absolutely no love involved.
March 26, 2004
If this is what the boys of summer are offering, I say bring on football season -- now!
February 25, 2004
Not that this is a particularly dispicable film, it just doesn't try to do anything new and delivers mostly wooden performances.
August 17, 2003
Perhaps Freddie is simply a pawn in some sinister plan to destroy his career...
May 14, 2003
Call this one foul.
June 20, 2002
Freddie Prinze Jr. has become the opposite of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. His face on a movie poster guarantees a bad time.
June 10, 2002
Whitman is right: Baseball is our poetic register, and so I've become whimsical for the days of tee-ball and George Brett and when baseball movies were beautiful.
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