Tin Cup
Tin Cup (1996)

Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a talented golf pro, who owns his own driving range. That sounds impressive, but the reality is quite different. While it's true that Roy is indeed a talented golfer and does own a driving range, it is in a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 16, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Breezy and predictable, Tin Cup is a likeable sports comedy that benefits greatly from Kevin Costner's amiable lead performance.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

As he always does in comedy, Costner grants an irresistible gleam of gallantry to male mulishness.

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Todd McCarthy

Amiable and constantly amusing rather than uproarious, this mangy tale of a ne'er-do-well's fitful assault on personal and professional respectability benefits greatly from Kevin Costner's ingratiatingly comic star turn.


The dialogue and characters are convincing and intelligently developed. Russo wears vulnerability and neediness like a second skin, while Costner plays the tragic hero with considerable charm.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Tin Cup works for viewers of any handicap.

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Time Out

Costner hasn't been this charming and spontaneous for years.

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TV Guide

You can almost feel writer-director Ron Shelton praying for lightning to strike twice, but to no avail.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The climactic game, in which Roy, in a way that defies prediction, attempts to sink the shot of his life, is the most rousing sequence of the year, a celebration of what it really means to win.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Tin Cup, starring Kevin Costner as a likable loser, accomplishes the impossible, maybe the unimaginable -- it makes golf entertaining.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

What makes Tin Cup such an unabashed pleasure is Shelton's care in writing and developing interesting characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
With a backdrop of light country music tunes and open dusty reaches Costner plays a cheery good ol'boy taking a shot at the big time. Can he make it? And… More
Candy Rose
Good cast. Rom com with a bit of golf thrown in.
Jason Owens
One of the better golf films ever, and Costner's third best sports film.
Tim Sigur
I like the fact that he loses in the end.
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Just a usual sports movie about sports, in this movie told about golf, nothing special in it. Kevin Costner and Rene Russo just gave a light performance because… More
Dean McKenna
I love sport in comedy films as well as this gives you clever battle-of-the-sexes banter and a handy way with a 7-iron.

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