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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Scores a solid hit. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Eschews cliches and cuts to the truth. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Even when there are lulls, the emotions seem authentic. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Quaid has long been a reliably likable actor, but this time he pitches a perfect performance -- no frills, no tricks, not a single false note -- in a film that's true to its stirring subject, and to the sweetest traditions of the game. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's hard not to get caught up in this improbable but true follow-your-dream tale. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Commits the sin of a hundred sports biographies in overselling its inherent drama. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    The Rookie may be pushing buttons, but at least they're the right buttons. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Qualifies as perfect family entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It's not afraid to play cornball when it isn't playing baseball, but The Rookie gets away with it. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    While this outing will not challenge the likes of "The Natural" for the title of the best baseball movie ever made, it's a solid effort in its own right. show more

  • May 29, 2010 jtbljones
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    The rookie was the most interesting movie of 2002. It was the best movie I saw in 2002. If i could change this movie I would leave it the same. Great movie for all ages!!!

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