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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Somebody should tell Ward that winning isn't everything. Character is. And this is what his movie lacks."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"A meat and potatoes '80s movie, that maybe doesn't 'taste great,' but at least is 'less filling.' [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Major League holds up today not only as the rare sports-themed comedy to balance goofiness and dynamic game atmospherics seamlessly, but also as a fleeting reminder of baseball's last remnants of participatory charm and gee-whiz curveball worship."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"It skims along agreeable surfaces, expertly balancing its comedy with melodrama and fulfilling expectations right on schedule."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Major League doesn't try too hard or aim too high, but it is pretty funny."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"If you're looking for sophisticated wit keep going, but Major League is pleasant, undemanding fun."
‑ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
"Even though too many jokes fall flat under the weight of predictability, its sheer comic energy manages to entertain."
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‑ Pete Croatto,
"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."
‑ Elizabeth Maupin, Orlando Sentinel
"Slick predictability is about all it has in mind, down to the last trite freeze-frame."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Sometimes funny comedy set in major league baseball with plenty of bawdy slapstick."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Consider Ward's comic framework and Major League is a top-tier baseball film."
‑ Arthur Ryel-Lindsey, Slant Magazine
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