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80
Eastwood is vastly entertaining as an old-fashioned scout who disdains computers and fancy statistical charts in favor of his own time-tested instincts.
75
Trouble With the Curve isn't a great sports film, like Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" (2004). But it's a superior entertainment, moving down somewhat predictable paths with an authenticity and humanity that appeals.
70
This amiable, old-fashioned film is no world-beater, but it underlines why, appearances with empty chairs excepted, it is always a pleasure to see this man on the screen.
65
Predictable but appealing, Trouble with the Curve is the latest of Clint Eastwood's odes to old-fashioned attitudes and virtues.
63
Eastwood and Adams are just so much damn fun to watch.
63
The good news is that this daddy/daughter reconciliation story connects with the ball. The not-so-good: It's a blooper.
60
Trouble With the Curve is easily digestible in chunks - if it were a CBS show, it'd be called "Postseason With Morrie" - and it has an affectionate view of grubby motels, greasy diners and small-town scoreboards.
60
Trouble With The Curve is an ode to the old ways of doing things, both in terms of acting and baseball.
50
Trouble With the Curve has a problem tipping its pitches.
50
Its title notwithstanding, there's nothing that remotely approaches a narrative curve ball in this tired saga of an aging baseball scout.
50
Trouble With the Curve finally finds its zone when Gus and Mickey find the young baseball prodigy they've been looking for. That doesn't happen until the narrative's last inning, though, too late to save the movie. I'd call it "Neanderthalball."
42
Even those who don't know a foul tip from a chicken wing will be able to spot the desperate plays.

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