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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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: B
August 27, 2004
The problem with the movie for anyone but Cub crazies is that son Jeff gives us no perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2004
A heartfelt tribute to both the player and the man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 11, 2004
Competent but innocuous feature begins to overstay welcome at the 60-minute mark.
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.
March 25, 2004
More tribute than documentary, but the film's subject, former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo, has earned the adulation.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2004
An intimate, moving (if at times repetitive) tribute to the former Cubs third baseman and current radio commentator.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4