Trouble with the Curve
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Trouble With the Curve
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 benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams),… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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"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."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"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."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"It does so much wrong, and it is so proud of itself for it. But it's too much fun watching these actors have such fun."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Like the baseball diamond that features so prominently in his film, we all know which base will be dutifully tapped next and that a home-run for the characters is inevitable."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Seemingly written by people who have either never seen a baseball game or haven't followed the sport in years"
‑ Stephen Silver, EntertainmentTell
"Lorenz ... lays in everything methodically, fully, but without much invention or energy; you can imagine each plot development ten minutes before it arrives."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"This isn't the worst performance Eastwood has given in his 57-year career, but it's his least inspired in about a decade."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"As much as I loved Clint's squinty-eyed punditry at the RNC, his latest pitch for a mitt is - to quote Bob Uecker - just a bit outside."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Seldom have I seen a movie so adamantly opposed to nuance."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Pajiba
"A clichéd motion picture with a couple of rip-snortingly bizarre moments that undermine its own credibility as mainstream, comfortable entertainment."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Trouble With the Curve" is a solid double down the line."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"From Clint Eastwood's lovable old coot persona to Amy Adams' iron-willed combativeness, this film is a stunning, beautiful surprise. A sports movie, a romance without sentimentality, and the emotional trauma of a family secret."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"This feels like a fairly disposable entry in Eastwood's filmography, and represents a confident if uninspiring start to Lorenz's directorial career."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
"It's basically Moanyball."
‑ Matt Looker, TheShiznit.co.uk
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