(2002)

Critic Reviews

72

Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
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.
83
Entertainment Weekly
Something particularly clean shines in this American fairy tale, a quality of simplicity that's almost as hard to achieve in such movies as a middle-aged man's boyhood dreams.
80
Rolling Stone
Scores a solid hit.
75
Eschews cliches and cuts to the truth.
75
Even when there are lulls, the emotions seem authentic.
75
It's not afraid to play cornball when it isn't playing baseball, but The Rookie gets away with it.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
It's hard not to get caught up in this improbable but true follow-your-dream tale.
75
The Rookie may be pushing buttons, but at least they're the right buttons.
75
New York Post
Qualifies as perfect family entertainment.
75
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.
63
New York Daily News
Commits the sin of a hundred sports biographies in overselling its inherent drama.

More Critic Reviews

See all external reviews for The Rookie (2002) »

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews | Message Board