Bottom of the 9th

Bottom of the 9th

Bottom of the 9th

Joe Manganiello is a once-aspiring baseball player who returns home after 17 years in prison in this indie drama co-starring Sofía Vergara.

Signed to the majors straight out of high school, Bobby Stano (Manganiello) was a rising star with everything going for him. But a violent altercation between he and a local gang changed his life forever and saw him packing for prison. Returning to his Bronx neighbourhood after almost two decades, he sets out to fix his reputation, rekindle his relationship and start anew.

2019111 minsUSA
DramaSportFestival & Independent

Bottom of the 9th / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

While it wavers with heavy-handed dialogue, underwritten supporting characters, and a storyline that veers away from its original grittiness, Manganiello keeps it grounded with a performance of sincerity and heart.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Odd camera angles and movement make the movie feel like it was directed by a less-seasoned filmmaker, and the script from Robert Bruzio has more fat than would be allowed in a pro athlete's diet.

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Variety

Variety

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara are among the most valuable players in Raymond De Felitta's affecting and effective drama about an ex-con who returns to his field of dreams.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

With the stakes set appropriately low, the result is pleasing - a stadium snow cone, palatable despite being sweetened with corn syrup.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The director's sense of place counts for a lot here, and a sympathetic lead performance will have most who catch the film rooting for this underdog.

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