Jews And Baseball: An American Love Story
Jews And Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 17, 2010
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

"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.

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John Anderson
Variety

Peter Miller's historical docu strikes out a stadium-load of assumptions.

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix

It's a must for baseball fans-Jewish or otherwise.

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Paul Brunick
New York Times

Were it not for a masterly production coup...this slight and unambitious work would be wholly indistinguishable from basic-cable filler.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

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.

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Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

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.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

A reasonably comprehensive tribute to athletics as the great melting pot.

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Martin Levin
Globe and Mail

The organization, the writing by Ira Berkow, the footage, the research, all excellent. But it could have been so much more.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Good info. But Jews and Baseball is too genteel, too reverential and not nearly exciting enough.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story" is a sweetly insightful documentary about, well, Jews and baseball.(See, that wasn't so hard, was… More