• The Phenom (2016)

The Phenom

Release Date: June 24th, 2016

DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2016

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

A sports therapist (Paul Giamatti) tries to help a troubled rookie pitcher (Johnny Simmons) who grew up with an abusive father (Ethan Hawke).

Cast: Johnny Simmons, Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Alison Elliott, Yul Vazquez, Paul Adelstein, Marin Ireland

Director: Noah Buschel

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Best Pitcher, Crystal Wealth, Bron Capital Partners


Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Slow and talky but suffused with insight and intelligence, the film is another noteworthy effort from the writer/director of such intriguing if unfortunately little-seen dramas as Glass Chin and Sparrows Dance. show more

  • 75
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    Written and directed with compassion by Noah Buschel, the film is a low-key chamber piece better suited to television. But don’t let its restraint fool you: As unshowy as it is, The Phenom has an impressive collection of tools. show more

  • 75
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    Noah Buschel shows that formula can be repurposed to serve empathetic ends without losing its self-actualizing appeal. show more

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