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  • Summary: Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham") directs Kevin Costner and Rene Russo in another sports tale about coulda been golf contender's romantic pursuit of a psychiatrist and his attempt to prove himself.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Has a genial, funky charm.
  2. Bright, stylish, ridiculously alluring.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Salisbury
    Shelton keeps the humour straight down the middle and, just like "Bull Durham" before it, uses the rituals and metaphors of sport to relate the complexities of love and relationships.
  4. Accomplishes the impossible, maybe the unimaginable -- it makes golf entertaining.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Amiable and constantly amusing rather than uproarious, this mangy tale of a ne'er-do-well's fitful assault on personal and professional respectability benefits greatly from Kevin Costner's ingratiatingly comic star turn, his most appealing work in years.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    The good news about the amiable but only partly satisfying Tin Cup is that it frees Kevin Costner from playing a monument and restores to us the loose, sparkling comic actor he used to be. [19 August 1996, p.66]
  7. I can think of only one bit of Tin Cup that's beautiful, imaginative, and different, and it lasts for only a few seconds: a speech delivered by Russo, before her character is transformed into the standard-issue cheerleader, is broken into fragments by jump cuts.

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  1. PatC.
    Sep 5, 2007
    Golfers will appreciate it, and it's a cute entertainment, but once again there is no limit on Costner's ability to dumb down a story.