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  • Summary: Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
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  1. Reviewed by: Hal Lipper
    Jun 9, 2014
    100
    A League of Their Own is a grand-slam comic drama. Superbly written, acted and directed. [1 July 1992, p.1D]
  2. Reviewed by: Jackie Potts
    Jun 9, 2014
    88
    A League of Their Own is as exhilarating as a double- header at Chicago's Wrigley Field. It captures all the familiar baseball sensations, with a curve: the hollow crack of the bat connecting with the ball, the electric tension before that crucial ninth-inning pitch, the team's camaraderie as they spit and adjust their skirts. [1 July 1992, p.E1]
  3. Reviewed by: Vincent Canby
    Jun 4, 2014
    80
    Though big of budget, A League of Their Own is one of the year's most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies. It's a serious film that's lighter than air, a very funny movie that manages to score a few points for feminism in passing.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    Jun 4, 2014
    70
    If the people responsible for A League of Their Own had tried just a little harder to avoid easy laughs and easy sentiment, they might have made something like a great movie. As it is, they have made a good movie, amiable and ingratiating.
  5. Reviewed by: Ted Mahar
    Jun 9, 2014
    63
    it feels as if it is going extra innings, due partly to a present day prologue and epilogue. But the banter stays lively, humor never slumps.
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Boyar
    Jun 4, 2014
    60
    This superficially engaging movie leads you to expect something more - something that would suggest how the experience of playing professional ball changed the lives of the women in the league, and how the league itself may have helped to alter the general public's notions of women and sports.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Jun 4, 2014
    50
    Penny Marshall’s gangly fourth film benefits from a fresh, unusual subject, the joy of baseball being played by women having the time of their lives and a wonderful central performance by Geena Davis. Downside includes contrived plotting, obvious comedy and heart-tugging, some hammy thesping and a general hokiness.

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