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The Bad News Bears

The movie follows beer-breathed ex-minor-league ball player and professional pool cleaner Morris Buttermaker and his team of misfits as they compete inĀ an ultra-competitive California little league.
Keywords:  #Michael Ritchie #Tatum O'Neal #The Bad News Bears #Vic Morrow #Walter Matthau
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March 14, 2007
An extremely funny adult-child comedy film.
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Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Matthau's perfectly restrained, brilliantly comic performance holds it together.
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Radio Times
May 06, 2014
A small winner.
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Chicago Reader
March 14, 2007
Michael Ritchie keeps his dead-end cynicism in check and produces a genuinely funny comedy about a Little League team managed by a lovably drunken Walter Matthau.
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TV Guide
March 14, 2007
This charming, funny film takes a gentle poke at Little League baseball and the American obsession with winning.
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Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
[Ritchie] directs scenes for comedy even in the face of his disturbing material and that makes the movie all the more effective; sometimes we laugh, and sometimes we can't, and the movie's working best when we're silent.
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August 03, 2008
If all kids' movies were like this, you wouldn't need to drag parents to the multiplexes.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Amiably engrossing satire on the 'win ethic' that offers a take-it-or-leave-it approach to its serious points about enforcing precociousness on kids, but consistently delights with its panoramic comic invention.
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New York Times
May 09, 2005
[Ritchie] keeps the sentimentality in check most of the time and obtains first-rate performers from his miniature cast all of the time.
Lessons of Darkness
June 03, 2005
Remains the best film ever made about kids and sports.
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September 08, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Rife with every non-politically-correct social tic that '70s America had to offer, "The Bad News Bears" (1976) is a sports comedy that serves as a cultural benchmark.
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TIME Magazine
August 03, 2008
Surprisingly, improbably, The Bad News Bears is the year's funniest movie.
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IMDb: 7
109 min
Country: United States
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