Trouble with the Curve
Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 21, 2012
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Consensus: Though predictable and somewhat dramatically underwhelming, Trouble with the Curve benefits from Clint Eastwood's grizzled charisma and his easy chemistry with a charming Amy Adams.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

For all its occasional tin ear, Dr Phil dialogue, its contrivances and shortcuts, this remains a fundamentally sound and solid entertainment with a deep-rooted conviction that how we treat each other matters.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Eastwood, in his 80s, looks a lot trimmer than some of the performers in this film half his age. He may be the only octogenarian actor who has to play older than his age to be convincing.

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Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Long stretches of Trouble With the Curve make you wish you had other ways to occupy yourself.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Eastwood and Adams do the best they can with the cornball sentimentality and cheesy dialogue, but first-time director Robert Lorenz merely photographs the on- and off-field action. Give it a pass.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Nobody would pay much attention to this plodding but good-hearted film if not for its star, Clint Eastwood, although he's just dialing in the go-to Cantankerous Old Man mode on which he has relied for a decade or so.

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John Wildman
Film Comment Magazine

The good news is that Eastwood does his thing to perfection, Adams provides the spunky cuteness, and Timberlake couldn't scrub his eager charm off with a Brillo pad if he tried.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Lorenz ... lays in everything methodically, fully, but without much invention or energy; you can imagine each plot development ten minutes before it arrives.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This isn't the worst performance Eastwood has given in his 57-year career, but it's his least inspired in about a decade.

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Jay Stone
Canada.com

Eastwood manages to maintain his decorum throughout, like some veteran pitcher who's lost the speed off his fastball and relies on a sneaky change-up. He does just a few things, but he does them remarkably well.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
cliche ridden, this feels like a romantic comedy/sports film of the late 80's, something you've seen 100 times. the upside is that its a very… More
Cynthia S.
Oh, Clint Eastwood. You are brilliant...Another well done film by a very talented man.
Lanning : )
Despite his politics, Eastwood is one of my all-time movie heroes. I'm able to separate the man from his art . . . that's not what I mean. I'm… More
Manu Gino
Whatever Life Throws at You. A Great Film for sports fans and non sports fans alike! Great drama and acting by Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. They really make a… More
Chris Weber
This is once again a film where an aging Clint Eastwood plays an old coot who can't let go of the past ,and fights like hell to keep aging from getting the… More
Everett Johnson
Clint Eastwood is an actor who seems to have made some of his best movies later on in life. "Gran Torino" and "Million Dollar Baby" are both… More