|Universal Pictures | Release Date: September 17, 1999||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
More of a bunt than a home run.
None of their efforts can turn this ho-hum, mildly entertaining line-drive single into a solid, explosive home run.
A bona fide, no-doubt-about-it love story disguised as a sports movie.
The real love affair in For Love of the Game is between Costner and himself.
Tested my own love of the game more than anything since the time Roseanne screeched the national anthem.
Much of this movie seems a crock.
A piece of baseball fluff...Costner cinema, pure and simple.
Plays like an unholy union of "The Natural" and "The Prince of Tides." Too bad...Build a movie as a shrine to baseball and they will come. Suckers!
It's "The Postman" on a pitcher's mound.
You will simply want to shoot yourself by the third inning.
This dialogue isn't helped by two actors who look terrific but can barely choke out a word that sounds remotely authentic or spontaneous.
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