Rookie of the Year
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Rookie of the Year is a light-hearted comedy about a 12-year-old baseball fan who, despite his love for the sport, can't play the game at all. During one Little League contest, he breaks his arm. After it heals, it miraculously becomes a super-human arm that can out-pitch any player in the major leagues. The boy joins the Chicago Cubs and helps lead them to the World Series. Though the plot is silly and contrived, it's a pleasant film that is ideal for young sports fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Available Online

Buy & Rent
- Rent SD $2.99
- Rent HD $3.99
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Far-fetched fantasy is good-natured fun for all."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"Merely mediocre."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Good Family Fun with a side-splitting performance by Stern"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The first third or so of Rookie of the Year is hysterically funny, but then the film settles into a sentimental rut, only to pick up again here and there with amusing bits."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Above average baseball yarn with director Stern and friends paying homage to their beloved Cubbies."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
More reviews for Rookie of the Year on Rotten Tomatoes