The Fan
The Fan (1996)

Gil is an obsessed baseball fanatic whose favorite player is Bobby Rayburn. When Bobby signs a contract with the San Francisco Giants, his batting and field averages drop. Gil decides to kill Bobby's rival and then insinuate himself… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1996
DVD Release Date: December 9, 1997
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
USA Today

An awful but watchable baseball movie until it degenerates into an all-out howler.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A roughly-assembled, mean movie: flashes of solid genre filmmaking keep it from being a wash, but it's really not much fun at all.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Strike three, you're out. A stinker that should have been postponed because of inept filmmaking.

Quentin Curtis
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Scott, as ever, drowns the still, sad music of humanity in an oratorio of style. The screeching soundtrack never relents and the heavily top-lit images, sometimes using garish tints and slow motion, flash at us with all the feeling of a rock video.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

A film with lots of great ideas yet none of them come to fruition.

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Rob Gonsalves

More ugly and depressing than haunting or suspenseful.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a lesser entry within Scott's exceedingly erratic filmography.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

This slick, extremely gripping thriller is three-quarters an excellent movie that only falls apart during a tense but ultimately ridiculous finale.

Clint Morris

A Home run for the thriller genre.. De Niro, in top form

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Psychological thriller...cast De Niro...check, give him lots of chances to grimace and stare down his nose at the camera with his trademark uncomfortable look… More
Dean McKenna
This second movie title is so suspense and thriller of an older fan (Robert DeNiro) stalking a favourite baseball player (Wesley Snipes).
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Cliche, by-the-numbers, etc etc.
Dean King
Not the best film De Niro or Snipes have done ,but this is a watchable thriller about an obessed baseball fan.
Lady D'arbanville
De Niro is an obsessed Baseball fan, whose love for the game, sees him doing unbelivable things to meet his sporting hero. This doesn't seem to be one… More
Jason Spencer
Talk about giving you the creeps. I thought this was pretty good and lived up to it's premise.