Fever Pitch

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    88
    Vastly superior to the small and independent films that have come out during the last six months.
  2. A sweetly hilarious romantic comedy about a soccer fan whose favorite pro team's unexpected success threatens to push him over the edge.
  3. If you don't operate on the premise that soccer is the most important thing in the universe, you might not go along with everything in Fever Pitch.
  4. It's an amiable enough picture, and genuinely insightful about the emotional appeal of devoted fandom.
  5. The story is unmemorable, but the characters are engaging and their predicaments are all too recognizable.
  6. Just because a first-person analysis of a sociocultural phenomenon is fascinating in print, it should not necessarily be turned into a movie.
  7. This frantic tale seems at once preachy and incoherent, collapsing into a more or less random collection of disconnected, unfocused scenes.
  8. The entire matter of totemistic home-team dementia is roasted on a spit and then embraced for all its sorry pointlessness.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    1
    First let me say that I've seen About A Boy and High Fidelity about 3 times each, so I am a big Hornby fan. However, this movie had nothingFirst let me say that I've seen About A Boy and High Fidelity about 3 times each, so I am a big Hornby fan. However, this movie had nothing going for it. It's a story about a stupid guy (and a woman who was stupid to get involved with him). There's nothing redeeming about it, nothing very funny about it, and it is a *huge* disappointment compared to the two films mentioned above. Don't waste your time. Really. Full Review »
  2. JulieS.
    Jun 13, 2006
    10
    Sexy Colin Firth. Football. What more could you want?
  3. DonaldW.
    Apr 3, 2006
    6
    This is the kind of movie that my Mother would have summed as "a cute show." Not high praise but indicative of its entertainment value, even This is the kind of movie that my Mother would have summed as "a cute show." Not high praise but indicative of its entertainment value, even while acknowledging its faults. The latter include sketch comedy acting, mediocre writing and directing that makes many scenes far too long. Nonetheless, Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore are wonderful together and seem to be having a good time, despite it all. And that is enough to make the whole thing, well, cute. Full Review »