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In the small town of Norway, IA, everyone comes together for high school baseball. But, life throws curve balls, and the passionate young players, rookie coach Kent Stock and the hometown fans find that life's greatest challenges strike off the diamond. "The Final Season" is the true story of a coach who inspired his team and brought hope to a town when they needed it most.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An exciting family picture, worthy of viewing, if only for the warm-fuzzy feeling."
‑ Jennifer Preyss, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Why is it enjoyable to watch sporting events depicted when we know how the games will end -- how they have to end? Where does the tension come from? Why do we care when we know already?"
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"...manages to overcome the entirely underwhelming nature of its first act."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"...strictly pro forma."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Inspirational but overly cliched with its pseudo-earnestness...In short, this heartland-based hokum about a high school baseball team is definitely corn off the cob."
‑ Frank Ochieng, World Voice News
"Stereotypes are meant to exalt small-town values, but The Final Season is proof that it's hard to paint masterpiece in broad strokes."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"For once, here's a sports movie that doesn't feature players who are expected to lose."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Heartwarming-but-trite drama for baseball fans."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"It never hits a home run. But "Final Season," an adequate movie about an above-average baseball team, isn't a loser, either."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"The tagline should be changed from How Do You Want To Be Remembered, to How Do You Want To Be Forgotten? You will find yourself forgetting too!"
‑ Vince Koehler, Entertainment Spectrum
"Perhaps if Disney had gotten their hands on it, The Final Season would have gotten the spitball polish it needs."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Belying the claim there's no longer any truth in advertising, The Final Season is exactly the formulaic, by-the-numbers movie it appears to be. These Tigers deserved better."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Most of the townspeople are archetypes. In fact, you get the feeling the town is populated by character actors and not real people."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Other than what happens on the playing field in 'The Final Season,' there's not much else going on."
‑ Frank Wilkins, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"It moves along at a brisk pace, the ball games are skillfully done and its point about the need for local decisions -- like the closing a school -- to be made at the local level is a point well made."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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