The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

Based on the novel by William Brasher, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings is set in the segregated south of 1939. African-American baseball pitcher Bingo Long (Billy Dee Williams), tired of being jerked around by the… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Pauline Kael
New Yorker

Rowdy, good-natured comedy melodrama.

Tom Milne
Time Out

Excellent performances, but the best thing about it is the sharp, sceptically witty script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's hard to understand why this good-natured look at the old Negro Leagues didn't do better at the box office. The script is a fine mix of humor, pathos, and honest drama; the direction is brisk; and the photography and production design are first-rate.

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

This is a friendly, no-account movie full of intermittent high spirits.

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Variety Staff

Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones are superb.

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Brad Laidman
Film Threat

This isn't a great film by any means, but its heart is in the right place.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A slick and reasonably funny comedy.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Genial, slapdash, high-spirited and occasionally moving.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

If you've seen Major League and The Bad News Bears at least five times apiece, this is a relatively forgotten little comedy that is definitely worth a look.

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