Sugar

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. A thoughtful drama about guys who have a moment in the big time before returning home to an odd reflected glory.
  2. 50
    Algenis Perez Soto was a baseball player in real life, which helps to explain his sensitive, understated performance as Sugar. But he's let down by a manipulative script recycled from dozens of sports and immigrant movies. At least it dispenses with a Hollywood ending.
  3. Sugar is a curiosity – too somber for a picaresque, too arm's-length for much emotional effect – and while it's interesting, it's never truly absorbing.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. RyanD
    Sep 1, 2009
    9
    Was shocked they had this movie in my local Redbox. It did not disappoint. The acting is phenomenal, and the emotion is raw. The script had Was shocked they had this movie in my local Redbox. It did not disappoint. The acting is phenomenal, and the emotion is raw. The script had me constantly guessing what would happen next. A real, honest examination of life, its many paths, and the choices we make. Full Review »
  2. paigeg
    Sep 1, 2009
    9
    Brilliant film, engaging and beautifully filmed. Also worth seeing though so the doc Road to the Big Leagues as it is the real story!
  3. MarkP
    Apr 24, 2009
    10
    A superb, engaging, cliche busting film that is about far more than baseball. Excellent performances from non-pros, marvelous cinematography. A superb, engaging, cliche busting film that is about far more than baseball. Excellent performances from non-pros, marvelous cinematography. One of the best little films of the year. Full Review »