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This Old Cub Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2007
Jeff [Santo] said he purposely avoided taking a son's perspective, which leaves him without much perspective at all.
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Mark Wolf
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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.
| Original Score: B
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
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
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2004
A heartfelt tribute to both the player and the man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Harvey
August 11, 2004
Competent but innocuous feature begins to overstay welcome at the 60-minute mark.
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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.
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
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.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
March 25, 2004
More tribute than documentary, but the film's subject, former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo, has earned the adulation.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
March 25, 2004
An intimate, moving (if at times repetitive) tribute to the former Cubs third baseman and current radio commentator.
| Original Score: 3/4