The Fan
The Fan (1996)

Gil is an obsessed baseball fanatic whose favorite player is Bobby Rayburn. When Bobby signs a contract with the San Francisco Giants, his batting and field averages drop. Gil decides to kill Bobby's rival and then insinuate himself… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 9, 1997
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Critic Score
38%
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35%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A roughly-assembled, mean movie: flashes of solid genre filmmaking keep it from being a wash, but it's really not much fun at all.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Strike three, you're out. A stinker that should have been postponed because of inept filmmaking.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Mesmerizing film about the soul-killing dimensions of perfectionism.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

A film with lots of great ideas yet none of them come to fruition.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

More ugly and depressing than haunting or suspenseful.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

An entertaining piece of work, if not the most original.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

This slick, extremely gripping thriller is three-quarters an excellent movie that only falls apart during a tense but ultimately ridiculous finale.

Clint Morris
Moviehole

A Home run for the thriller genre.. De Niro, in top form

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Psychological thriller...cast De Niro...check, give him lots of chances to grimace and stare down his nose at the camera with his trademark uncomfortable look… More
Lady D'arbanville
De Niro is an obsessed Baseball fan, whose love for the game, sees him doing unbelivable things to meet his sporting hero. This doesn't seem to be one… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Cliche, by-the-numbers, etc etc.
Dean McKenna
This second movie title is so suspense and thriller of an older fan (Robert DeNiro) stalking a favourite baseball player (Wesley Snipes).
Anthony Lawrie
A fan, I am not.
Dean !
Not the best film De Niro or Snipes have done ,but this is a watchable thriller about an obessed baseball fan.