Bull Durham Synopsis
Baseball groupie (Susan Sarandon) romances two minor-league players (Tim Robbins, Kevin Costner).
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Time

By Richard Corliss
Shelton has written the wittiest, busiest screenplay since Moonstruck, and his three stars do their very best screen work. [20 June 1988]
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Though his film is like no other baseball movie, it may remind you of Paul Newman's hockey comedy Slap Shot: a knowing look at sport's...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
It's just that when a movie is this close, with so much of the sports flavor (co-producer Thom Mount is co-owner of the real Durham Bulls),...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
A loopy, loving nine innings full of comic curve balls, emotional home-runs and euphoric, summertime music.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A treasure of a movie because it knows so much about baseball and so little about love.
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80

Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
The best movie ever made about baseball, and it's not even really that close... "Major League" was funny, but Bull Durham is funny,...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Even if baseball isn't your favorite sport, or if you don't like sports much at all, you'll find something to catch your attention in this...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Successfully avoids the grandiose mythmaking that has been the bane of the baseball movie from ''Pride of the Yankees'' to ''The Natural.''...
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70

TV Guide

Featuring outstanding lead performances by Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins; a witty, literate script; and an insider's...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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In a word, bull - cruddy, foul-smelling and fly-specked, an excuse for a series of cheap sex scenes and single-entendre gags. [15 June 1988]
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"Oh My!" A Review of Bull Durham

By rocketjsl357
A classic through and through. But I found that the touching moments and the insights into the game of baseball (especially those who are overlooked) struck a much deeper chord in me and resonated...

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Winning but mature comedy about sex and baseball.
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