Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
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  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Has a genial, funky charm.
  2. Shelton has a talent for using the specific to illustrate the universal. Avowed baseball haters loved "Bull Durham." And if watching golf sounds like an excellent insomnia cure, you will probably still enjoy Tin Cup.
  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. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    Rene Russo is both knowing and vulnerable, proving beyond a doubt that she is modern Hollywood's one true heiress to the screwball tradition. [19 August 1996, p.68]
  5. Bright, stylish, ridiculously alluring.
  6. 80
    Sexy, slap-happy links comedy.
  7. The climax also comes with a nifty little kicker.
  8. 75
    Well written. The dialogue is smart and fresh.
  9. 75
    This movie ranks as better-than-par entertainment.
  10. Accomplishes the impossible, maybe the unimaginable -- it makes golf entertaining.
  11. 75
    Costner and Russo show they're up to par. [16 August 1996, p.D1]
  12. 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.
  13. Tin Cup works for viewers of any handicap.
  14. 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]
  15. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    You can almost feel writer-director Ron Shelton praying for lightning to strike twice, but to no avail.
  16. Squanders an appealing performance from Costner.
  17. Ron Shelton's romantic comedy has no more visual excitement than a televised golf tournament, but the climax is truly surprising, and there's solid acting by Don Johnson and Cheech Marin.
  18. Reviewed by: Hollis Chacona
    If you've got money to waste and enjoy pain, go ahead and see this movie. Or just play a round of golf. Six of oneā€¦
  19. 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.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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.