This Old Cub Reviews

March 14, 2007
Jeff [Santo] said he purposely avoided taking a son's perspective, which leaves him without much perspective at all.
April 1, 2005
This Old Cub is admirable for its profile of a man who's still pushing on, even after all the adversity he faced.
February 6, 2005
...the exclusion of Santo from the HOF is the single biggest injustice ever perpetuated by the voters
February 3, 2005
A must-have for Cubs fans who fondly remember Ron Santo.
December 6, 2004
Ron's story goes beyond the world of sports.
November 18, 2004
Ron Santo personifies Hemingway's claim that 'Man can be defeated but not destroyed'
August 27, 2004
You don't have to be a fan of Ron Santo, the Cubs or even baseball to appreciate this warm and winning tribute to Jeff Santo's dad.
August 27, 2004
The problem with the movie for anyone but Cub crazies is that son Jeff gives us no perspective.
August 19, 2004
From the "labor of love" file...This Old Cub focuses on what Santo means to the Cubs organization and the bleacher bums, and what the team and the fans mean to Santo.
August 13, 2004
A heartfelt tribute to both the player and the man.
August 11, 2004
Competent but innocuous feature begins to overstay welcome at the 60-minute mark.
July 26, 2004
Genial but wandering and woefully edited... one simply wishes This Old Cub asked a few more actual questions of its old diehard Cub subject.
July 23, 2004
Though at times sentimental, the documentary is a terrific character sketch, capturing both the rough edges and the compassion of its subject.
July 21, 2004
Shot on video with little regard for the aesthetics of framing -- and edited with as about as much feel for dynamics and pacing -- This Old Cub describes, superficially at best, the life and career of Santo.
June 7, 2004
It's hard to imagine a public figure letting anybody but a family member capture these private moments on film.
May 31, 2004
I barely knew who Ron Santo was before I saw this. Now, he's one of my new heroes.
April 1, 2004
If you have to live vicariously, there are probably few people better to do it through. Because hometown bias aside, Ron Santo is in the hall-of-fame of life.
March 25, 2004
More tribute than documentary, but the film's subject, former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo, has earned the adulation.
March 25, 2004
An intimate, moving (if at times repetitive) tribute to the former Cubs third baseman and current radio commentator.