MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 560 this week

Bad News Bears (2005)

 -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  22 July 2005 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 15,478 users   Metascore: 65/100
Reviews: 115 user | 106 critic | 35 from Metacritic.com

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bad News Bears" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bad News Bears (2005)

Bad News Bears (2005) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bad News Bears.

User Polls

1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A troubled, rebellious teen drives his rambunctious baseball team out to Houston where they play an exhibition game and the boy meets his estranged father, and hires him as the teams coach.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: William Devane, Jackie Earle Haley, Clifton James
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who takes the pint-sized baseball team to Japan for a match against the country's best ... See full summary »

Director: John Berry
Stars: Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, Tomisaburô Wakayama
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating...

Director: Jesse Dylan
Stars: Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Josh Hutcherson
Little Giants (1994)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Director: Duwayne Dunham
Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Aman Johal ...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic pest removal worker and former professional baseball player (for a very short time), is recruited to coach and train a failing baseball team of 12-year-olds which is about to be thrown out of the league. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The bases are Loaded... So is the coach. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los osos de la mala suerte  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$159,042 (Australia) (9 December 2005)

Gross:

$159,042 (Australia) (9 December 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Real-life baseball pro Sammi Kane Kraft's first and only on-screen performance. See more »

Goofs

During the championship game, the Yankees hit a foul ball, but the game resumes as if it didn't happen. See more »

Quotes

Morris Buttermaker: You guys swing like Helen Keller at a Piñata party.
See more »

Connections

References School of Rock (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Isn't It Romantic
by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rock 'n roll update--not all that different, but dispiriting...
29 December 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Unskilled, belligerent group of young boys on a losing Little League baseball team get an alcoholic coach who eventually cleans up their act--and his own. Any film-buff well acquainted with the 1976 Michael Ritchie film "The Bad News Bears" will watch this remake in a perpetual state of deprivation. For every new ingredient added (a kid in a wheelchair, Hooters waitresses on the sidelines, a skateband interlude), there's a classic sequence dropped, funny lines omitted, a bracing sense of importance missing, and uncharismatic, non-plussed child actors who walk through their roles colorlessly. Of course, Billy Bob Thornton is a terrific substitute for Walter Matthau, but Matthau didn't carry the original film all by himself, and Thornton isn't fully in-character anyway (he's just breezing through). The whole early morning feel of Southern California Little League is missing, and the urgency of the original is gone, too (those kids had something riding on these games). Director Richard Linklater obviously was fond of the 1976 version, but he knows the notes without hearing the music; he supplies updated comedic touches without seeing the relevancy, and his tone and narrative are doggedly straightforward (except for the strange opening sequence, which immediately gets the picture off on the wrong foot). A sad botch. *1/2 from ****


36 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
10 Worst Remakes metsfan4life9365
Funniest line in the movie! myleighsaunt
His Daughter last-boy-scout
I LOVED THIS MOVIE redsox-24
why this movie ruined Billy Bob Thorton's career. thom_bomb88
people liked this film?? crawfrordboon
Discuss Bad News Bears (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page