Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Whoever wanders into the theater should leave a winner.
  2. 70
    The movie's antique Rockwellian look is its greatest pleasure.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    There's still plenty to recommend it, including memorable characters, solid storytelling, and accurate period detail.
  4. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirshling
    Everyone's Hero re-creates Depression-era America with surprisingly agreeable anachronistic panache, but a sassy ball and bat don't cut it as compelling cartoon characters, and the not-so-human humans never quite do either (Babe Ruth looks like Shrek).
  5. Probably the last movie to carry a credit for the late Christopher Reeve--as well as the last credit for Reeve's late wife, Dana.
  6. A sweet, inspirational movie that doesn't offer any surprises, but entertains youthful audiences in a gentle, almost old-fashioned way.
  7. Reviewed by: Manny Lewis
    Grown-ups, depending on how in touch they are with their inner child, will be split during most of this, inspired to either smile or roll their eyes.
  8. The final resolution is silly by just about any standard. A little grounding in reality and a larger effort to avoid the trite could have made Everyone's Hero fun and inspirational for everybody, not just the very young.
  9. A tweener but not necessarily a good one. It falls into the gap between good intentions and faulty storytelling.
  10. Everyone's Hero enters multiplexes already shadowed by tragedy. And while that may not be the best start for a kiddie feature, the movie's sentimental provenance could earn it a critical pass it doesn't deserve.
  11. Subtle it is not. Well-intentioned it certainly is. No one but the youngest in the family will care very much about it, though. And they may well be filled with wonderment trying to figure out what this big Babe person is all about.
  12. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Neither a grand slam nor a strikeout, Everyone's Hero is minor-league animated entertainment.
  13. 50
    Everyone's Hero, a tame CGI cartoon for the simple-minded: the very young, the very old and Yankee fans.
  14. 50
    Everyone's Hero is sincere and heartwarming; sometimes it's funny.
  15. A strange film, because it seems designed specifically for extremely old moviegoers to see with their great-great-grandchildren.
  16. The movie is a feast of miscalculations. It turns out that neither a bat nor a ball make for an enchanting child's companion, lacking as they do the ability to move or express emotion.
  17. Reviewed by: Mark Medley
    Some films, like "Shrek," "The Incredibles" and "Finding Nemo," manage to strike the right balance. Others, like Everyone's Hero -- opening today -- do not.
  18. Reviewed by: Brian Clark
    For anyone over the age of nine, Yankee's journey is ultimately a dull one paved with good intentions.
  19. 25
    It's a shallow, treacly movie for children too little to question its many pointless puerilities. But do kids that young really belong in a theater? Keep 'em at home and wait for this to hit cable.
  20. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    An anemic adventure that epitomizes generic feature animation.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Jun 14, 2013
    If you still have a child's heart inside, then you will certainly love this fun movie.

    I thought the plot was enjoyable, simple enough for
    If you still have a child's heart inside, then you will certainly love this fun movie.

    I thought the plot was enjoyable, simple enough for even smallest children to grasp, with plenty of nostalgia thrown in for adults
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  2. Nov 7, 2010
    this would've been better
  3. Melf
    Oct 7, 2006
    I'm an inveterate baseball fan, but not a Yankee fan. I thought it was cute. Our 2-year-old grandson loved it.