The Bad News Bears

The Bad News Bears

The Bad News Bears

Walter Matthau is a cantankerous, beer-guzzling former minor-league pitcher roped into coaching a little league team of misfits in this ruthless comedy. The Bad News Bears was a surprise critical and commercial hit, with critic Roger Ebert calling it "an unblinking, scathing look at competition in American society".

1976Rating: PG102 minsUSA
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The Bad News Bears / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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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The New York Times

The New York Times

Ritchie keeps the sentimentality in check most of the time, and obtains first-rate performances from his miniature cast all of the time.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A film was released that got everything beautifully, hilariously and even painfully right.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Intended as a comedy, and there are, to be sure, a lot of laughs in it. But it's something more, something deeper, than what it first appears to be.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Isn’t it great when a piece of classical music gets forever redefined by a movie about a bunch of foul mouthed brats?

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