Calvin Marshall
Calvin Marshall (2010)

An unathletic junior college student works to realize his dream of playing for the MLB while courting a pretty volleyball player who displays the athletic prowess that he so sorely lacks. Calvin Marshall (Alex Frost) is a good kid with big… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 20, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Hale
New York Times

Most baseball movies are about dreams; Calvin Marshall is a sentimental comedy about self-delusion, and the young actor Alex Frost can't find a way to make sense of Calvin, or to make him sympathetic.

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Simon Abrams
Time Out

When you don't care about the character who gives a movie its name, you've got terminal problems.

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Stan Hall

A baseball movie suffused with authentic patter and love for the game equal to that harbored by its titular character.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Lundgren's screenplay beautifully juggles the story's alternately comic and poignant elements and renders all three main characters with surprising depth.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

[Director] Lundgren has a light touch and a weakness for wistful indie lullabies; it is the former that gives this classic coming-of-age film its distinctive ring.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A grand-slam comic drama that's heartwarming, funny, inspirational and, above all, triumphant.

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Ronnie Scheib

Aside from Zahn, thesping is uneven.

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Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine

Director Gary Lundgren's Calvin Marshall eventually falls flat in its heavy-handed efforts to score an emotional homerun.

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Prairie Miller

A rare and invigorating spotlight on the back to basics collective spirit among salt of the earth workingclass enthusiasts of any game played among them, simply for the love of sports beyond money and fame. And just the way it was always meant to be.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I put this movie off for a long time, because it was supposed to suck. Well, it didn't. Not at all. This was a rather enjoyable, rather well done little… More
Cast: Alex Frost, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Sumpter, Michelle Lombardo, Jane Adams, Diedrich Bader, Andrew Wilson, Cynthia Watros, Abraham Benrubi, Catherine E.… More
Melvin White
"Ambition Charm Delusion" Calvin Marshall is the name of the movie and of the lead character. Calvin has high hopes of being a baseball superstar,… More
Manu Gino
A hit comedy about losing Great movie, I really enjoyed it. It was a smart but funny movie with a nice message. The film Calvin Marshall transcended your… More