The Rookie

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    At its best, there's nothing gushy about Dennis Quaid's portrayal of Morris, and more than anything it's his beautifully modulated reserve that holds this film in emotional check.
  2. 50
    Despite the inherently moving story and the respectable work of director John Lee Hancock and the cast, something remains absent throughout the entire film: a certain sense of verve and personality.
  3. 50
    Comforting, even soothing, to those who like the old songs best. It may confuse those who, because they like the characters, think it is good. It is not good. It is skillful.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 29, 2015
    10
    A baseball pltcher blows out his elbow and becomes a chemistry teacher, husband, father, and coach of the high school baseball team. Okay soA baseball pltcher blows out his elbow and becomes a chemistry teacher, husband, father, and coach of the high school baseball team. Okay so far. Now his team needs to see faster pitches in practice so they can hit the opposing team's pitcher during the games. Little does the coach know he's throwing in the high 90's; that's Major League "stuff." His players make a deal, they win, he goes to a Major League tryout. Who knew this was a true story about a real person? I don't have that many DVDs but this one is in my collection. Full Review »
  2. Aug 27, 2010
    3
    Hey! It's the feel good movie of theHey! It's the feel good movie of the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........................................... Full Review »