The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game (2010)

Living amidst the gritty poverty of 1957 Monterrey, Mexico, a rag-tag group of boys from the other side of the tracks discovers the joy of sandlot baseball under the guidance of Cesar, an aspiring major league coach thwarted by… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 2, 2011
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
57%
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User Score
68%



Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's bogged down with an unfocused script and countless sports movie cliches, but The Perfect Game still manages to charm with its unabashed sweetness and a stirring final act.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Notable only for being a catalog of just about every kid-pic cliche' ever committed to film.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

It's an unabashedly corny but occasionally stirring dramedy based on the true-life story of scrappy young baseball players from Mexico.

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William Bibbiani
CraveOnline

No ironic detachment for William Dear's latest film: It may have every cliché in the book, but The Perfect Game means everything it says.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Director William Dear is not one to miss a sentimental beat.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

So overwhelmed by its own based-on-actual-events tale that it can't find the tone to tell it effectively.

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Katherine Monk
Canada.com

It's all stencil work without a single touch of novelty, inspiration or originality.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

[From] the second minute of the movie I knew every single thing that was going to happen and there was not a single surprise.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Anyone much older than, say, 10, will likely find the underdog saga sappy and manipulative, not to mention filled with sports movie cliches, including the following statement: "It will take a miracle to make them into a real team."

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

The Perfect Game proves that you don't always have to reach for lofty heights to work. It's certainly not a classic. It's a simple pleasure for those times when that's all you need.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
I had read before that Mexico had won the Little League World Series in 1957 and 1958. What I hadn't read, was anything about this team. I had no idea what… More
Bradley Wright
The Perfect Game is harmless and good hearted but it feels too cliche and unmemorable to be an effective sports film.
Cynthia S.
A wonderful story, presented in a very hoaky, melodramatic way. A decent effort, but even I (who likes touching stories) found myself rolling my eyes in more… More
Todd Smith
Based on a true story and set in the small of town of Monterrey, Mexico, during the 1950, a group of kids obsessed with baseball, dream to form a team and play… More
Bentley Lyles
We were very lucky to see this film even though the release was very scarce. The film stars Disney Channel stars Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) and… More