Jews And Baseball: An American Love Story
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Jews And Baseball: An American Love Story
JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation's most iconic institution. More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes "You should be an attorney or a doctor, but not a ballplayer," one former major leaguer remembers, describing the prejudices that he and other Jewish athletes faced. But despite the stereotypes, and in the face of hostility from fans and even violence from opposing players, there have… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story" not only lives up to its title -- how could it not? -- but also delivers a bit extra as well."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Peter Miller's historical docu strikes out a stadium-load of assumptions."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"It's a must for baseball fans-Jewish or otherwise."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Daily Film Fix
"(Prioritizes) statistics and on-field accomplishments over larger questions of religion, culture and community."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
"Were it not for a masterly production coup...this slight and unambitious work would be wholly indistinguishable from basic-cable filler."
‑ Paul Brunick, New York Times
"I doubt there's much here any die-hard fan doesn't already know, but having it retold from the perspective of a struggling, respect-hungry community merely makes the metaphoric affinities of the game that much more persuasive."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"This engaging and well-put-together documentary has universal appeal to sports fans, regardless of ethnic background. It has a running time of 91 minutes that passes by much too quickly."
‑ Keith Cohen, Entertainment Spectrum
"The film feels simultaneously micromanaged and slapdash, spouting generalities about the game while neglecting to show a full at-bat."
‑ Aaron Cutler, Slant Magazine
"A reasonably comprehensive tribute to athletics as the great melting pot."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"The organization, the writing by Ira Berkow, the footage, the research, all excellent. But it could have been so much more."
‑ Martin Levin, Globe and Mail
"Good info. But Jews and Baseball is too genteel, too reverential and not nearly exciting enough."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
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