Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jun 19, 2014
    80
    Banks allows the exhilaration of the game and the exigencies of realpolitik to determine the ups and downs of her film’s sentimental journey.
  2. Reviewed by: Daphne Howland
    Jun 3, 2014
    80
    This film is like another work in the canon of baseball poetry.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jun 19, 2014
    70
    A stirring ode to cultural bridge-building.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jun 5, 2014
    70
    The history lesson is fascinating, and it’s nice to see an American export other than a Hollywood blockbuster engendering good will.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jun 26, 2014
    60
    The movie doesn't really focus on many individuals long enough to make them compelling screen characters.
  6. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Mar 6, 2014
    60
    In spite of the compelling raw material in the lives of its ostensible subjects, it strikes out as an act of storytelling.

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