The Scout
The Scout (1994)

After several weeks filming The Scout in the late 1970s, star Peter Falk and director Howard Zieff abandoned the project. Two decades later, writer Andrew Bergman gave his original script to Albert Brooks and Monica Johnson, who polished it… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 30, 1994
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

The Scout is the best comedy-fantasy about baseball ever made, which goes to show that if Hollywood keeps trying, eventually someone will get it right.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Rarely does a movie start high and go downhill so fast. It's as if the filmmakers progressively lost their nerve with every additional scene.

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TV Guide

An amusing comic premise, mixing baseball and psychiatry, gets lost along the way in a film that displays much evidence of post-production tampering.

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Brian Lowry

Even with the modest allure of Albert Brooks in what amounts to a mainstream effort, The Scout should get a quick trip to the showers.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A genuine -- and immensely enjoyable -- curiosity.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Brooks is fun, nothing else in the movie is.

Caryn James
New York Times

The Scout was directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Mr. Brooks and Monica Johnson from a script written by Andrew Bergman years ago. It's probably not all that valuable to wonder how so many talented people went so wrong.

James Berardinelli

It's been a long time since there's been a good baseball movie. The Scout makes you wonder if there's ever going to be one again.

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Shellie Iliff
Palo Alto Weekly

This is the laziest piece of work in the fall big-screen lineup so far.

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danny d
really good sports flick