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Trouble with the Curve Reviews

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June 24, 2016
While 'Moneyball' made a strong case for sabermetrics being the future of baseball, 'Trouble' makes just as strong a case for tried-and-true scouting as being the foundation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 10, 2016
Like a big, looping knuckleball, Clint Eastwood's new movie wanders amiably, threatens to go wild, but in the end settles smack in the middle of the plate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4 of 5
April 17, 2016
"Trouble With The Curve" is a picture of small pleasures, and a lunkheaded finale isn't enough to ruin all of the good will it earns through its first two acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2015
Doesn't just remind you what a great screen presence Clint Eastwood is; it makes you appreciate him even more as a director because Lorenz does such a terrible job.
May 12, 2014
For all its occasional tin ear, Dr Phil dialogue, its contrivances and shortcuts, this remains a fundamentally sound and solid entertainment with a deep-rooted conviction that how we treat each other matters.
May 12, 2014
Long stretches of Trouble With the Curve make you wish you had other ways to occupy yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2014
The good news is that Eastwood does his thing to perfection, Adams provides the spunky cuteness, and Timberlake couldn't scrub his eager charm off with a Brillo pad if he tried.
May 12, 2014
Eastwood manages to maintain his decorum throughout, like some veteran pitcher who's lost the speed off his fastball and relies on a sneaky change-up. He does just a few things, but he does them remarkably well.
May 12, 2014
You'd have to be a meanie to let Curve's deficits overwhelm its many charms. The story is touching, funny when it needs to be, and might even leave you a little sad to see the baseball season end.
May 12, 2014
It is a funny world in which everyone always witlessly says what they mean, every life episode is dubiously calculated for your favorite character's benefit, and every incompetent person is also morally repellent and physically grotesque.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 12, 2014
The baseball motifs here serve a more corny story and predictable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2014
Lacking narrative momentum, saddled with thin characterizations and uninspired plotting, Trouble With The Curve should've stayed on the bench.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 12, 2014
The film doesn't ask you to do anything; it tells you what to feel, when to feel it, and lets you know that everything will play out just as expected so that you won't get startled.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
May 12, 2014
John Goodman weighs in with a nice cameo as Clint's old boss, but the rest is strictly relegation form.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 23, 2013
It does so much wrong, and it is so proud of itself for it. But it's too much fun watching these actors have such fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 26, 2013
As much as I loved Clint's squinty-eyed punditry at the RNC, his latest pitch for a mitt is - to quote Bob Uecker - just a bit outside.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 15, 2013
From Clint Eastwood's lovable old coot persona to Amy Adams' iron-willed combativeness, this film is a stunning, beautiful surprise. A sports movie, a romance without sentimentality, and the emotional trauma of a family secret.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 22, 2013
By the end, as hokey as this might seem, I found myself getting caught up it in emotionally and overall, it somehow manages to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 22, 2013
As for Adams and Timberlake, they clearly signed on for the chance to work with a genuine screen legend -- wouldn't you, given the chance?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2013
The star power helps the charm outweigh the schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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