Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Set in 1906, this film concerns the adventures and misadventures of The Wolves, a champion ball club. The team's success is contingent upon the double-play combination of "O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg." But while Goldberg… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

A lazy Technicolored cinemusical aimed squarely and accurately at the summer box office.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

What matters is the stylish ebullience, and the excellent score by Roger Edens, Adolph Green and Betty Comden.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

This wonderful MGM musical has super songs, ravishing Technicolor and extraordinary talent both behind and in front of the camera.

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Variety Staff
Variety

There is no pretense that Ball Game is anything more than a romp for Kelly's virtuosity.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

The plot is typical fluff -- Kelly and Sinatra join Esther Williams's baseball team at the turn of the century -- but the production values are, as always, worth the price of admission.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An enjoyable, snappy period baseball musical comedy.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It must be said, too, that Mr. Kelly and his side-kick do right nicely by a brisk thing called "Yes, Indeedy," as well as the title song.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

While there's not much baseball played here, this is an amiable film, marked by the enjoyable cast and some lively, if not memorable, music.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

It's brilliant music, and the comedy is a snap.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
Oh my god Esther Williams is SO annoying, no wonder Gene Kelly was hard on her in rehearsal or whatever. Whenever she's off the screen I breathe a sigh of… More
jay nixon
Considering the talent both in front of and behind the camera this is a surprisingly bland albeit colorful musical. Everything is bandbox pretty but there is an… More
AJ Verser
This is a very fun and funny romantic musical baseball movie starring Sinatra and Kelly.