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For Love of the Game (1999)


A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.

For Love of the Game (1999)

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Released Year: 1999
Runtime: 137 minutes
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Directors: Sam Raimi

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A baseball legend almost finished with his distinguished career at the age of forty has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years.

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Reviews


75
Portland Oregonian - Diana Abu-Jaber
More of a bunt than a home run.
70
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan
Those who have even a small soft spot for baseball's soothing rhythms will be hard-pressed to resist it.
50
Christian Science Monitor - David Sterritt
This sentimental drama is wildly uneven as it switches between ballpark scenes, which are very involving, and romantic episodes, which are badly overplayed.
50
L.A. Weekly - Paul Malcolm
The film's larger, surprisingly mature emotional rhythms are strong enough to pull it through.
50
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
Costner's determination to avoid change keeps this baseball movie at a low line drive when it might have knocked one into the bleachers.

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