The Final Season
The Final Season (2007)

In the small town of Norway, IA, everyone comes together for high school baseball. But, life throws curve balls, and the passionate young players, rookie coach Kent Stock and the hometown fans find that life's greatest challenges strike… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Final Season recycles clichés we've seen in countless other sports movies, making for an unoriginal and uninspiring addition to the genre.

Jennifer Preyss
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An exciting family picture, worthy of viewing, if only for the warm-fuzzy feeling.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Why is it enjoyable to watch sporting events depicted when we know how the games will end -- how they have to end? Where does the tension come from? Why do we care when we know already?

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...manages to overcome the entirely underwhelming nature of its first act.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Stereotypes are meant to exalt small-town values, but The Final Season is proof that it's hard to paint masterpiece in broad strokes.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

For once, here's a sports movie that doesn't feature players who are expected to lose.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Heartwarming-but-trite drama for baseball fans.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Perhaps if Disney had gotten their hands on it, The Final Season would have gotten the spitball polish it needs.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Belying the claim there's no longer any truth in advertising, The Final Season is exactly the formulaic, by-the-numbers movie it appears to be. These Tigers deserved better.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Most of the townspeople are archetypes. In fact, you get the feeling the town is populated by character actors and not real people.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Angarano, Sean Astin, Tom Arnold, Powers Booth, Brett Claywell, Nick livingston, Roscoe Myrick, Alexander Roos, James Gammon, Rachel Leigh Cook, Larry… More
Sol C
Overall, it's a good film. The performances by Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, and Michael Angarano stand out in this film. It kind of reminded me of the Dennis… More
Tim Sigur
This is the best thing I saw on the plane and it was terrible at best. At least it's good to know that Powers Booth is still alive.
William Goss
As American as apple pie and as bland as diet vanilla ice cream on its side.
Todd Smith
A baseball movie, based on a true story, Directed by the same guy who brought the Sandlot to life on the big screen, who could ask for more? Norway, Iowa, one… More