Major League
Major League (1989)

Sample three beers before selecting your favorite for a pint to enjoy during the movie! Also includes snacks. The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 24, 2002
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82%
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Major League may be predictable and formulaic, but buoyed by the script's light, silly humor -- not to mention the well-built sports action sequences and funny performances.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Ward directs his actors as adroitly as he has written for them, and the vulnerability that he allows his three stars to reveal is really what makes the movie work.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Somebody should tell Ward that winning isn't everything. Character is. And this is what his movie lacks.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Sheen, as an ace fireball pitcher called Wild Thing by the adoring fans, is excellent; so is Bernsen as a star-struck third baseman, whose portfolio is more important that a hard grounder in the hole.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

It skims along agreeable surfaces, expertly balancing its comedy with melodrama and fulfilling expectations right on schedule.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Major League doesn't try too hard or aim too high, but it is pretty funny.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

If you're looking for sophisticated wit keep going, but Major League is pleasant, undemanding fun.

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Elizabeth Maupin
Orlando Sentinel

It has its moments, but it also has long, slow stretches where you feel like standing up and wandering around and maybe going out to hunt up a beer. That's fine for baseball, but it's not the way movies are supposed to work.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Slick predictability is about all it has in mind, down to the last trite freeze-frame.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The absurdity of the Indians winning the pennant in 1989 helped make the film a lot of fun, and it was a great little fantasy for Tribe fans back in the day.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
A by-the-book, losers-come-from-behind sports movie, with its characters charmingly portrayed to make it all go down easy. Uecker steals the film. And note… More
Alex roy
In the History of sports there's always been at least two baseball films that has stood out above all the rest. For me it's Major League and The… More
Alice Shen
Silly fun with great characters: Vaughn with his nerdbomber frames bedazzled with a skull and crossbones, Willie Mays Hayes with his gyrating hips that Steve… More
Khris N
A genuine classic sports gem from the 1980's, this underdog movie is a classic belly of laughs, and that famous sing along which had everyone on their… More
KJ Proulx
This movie has a lot going for it, and by the time the credits begin to role, you are going to appreciate the storytelling of how the worst team in the major… More
Lenny Muggsy
Solid.

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