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Eight Men Out (1988)


A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Eight Men Out (1988)

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Released Year: 1988
Runtime: 119 minutes
Genre: Drama, History
Directors: John Sayles
Writers: Eliot Asinof

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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

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100
The New York Times - Janet Maslin
For Mr. Sayles, whose idealism has never been more affecting or apparent than it is in this story of boyish enthusiasm gone bad in an all too grown-up world, Eight Men Out represents a home run.
90
Los Angeles Times - Sheila Benson
As he spins his mesmerizing story of the fixing of the 1919 World Series, John Sayles moves to a new level of dexterity as a writer-director.
80
Empire - Angie Errigo
For anyone who appreciates artistic integrity and is interested in genuinely independent films, the prolific and highly personal work of John Sayles is essential viewing.
80
The A.V. Club - Tasha Robinson
Detailed and memorable, with attention given to the many personalities and agendas involved, but while it finds sympathy for the men who feel pushed to cheat for money, it offers just as much sympathy for the fans who love the sport, and can’t figure out why their beloved players would betray them.
80
Variety - Unnamed
Perhaps the saddest chapter in the annals of professional American sports is recounted in absorbing fashion in Eight Men Out.

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