Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
After revitalizing baseball movies with "Field of Dreams" and "Bull Durham," he's now three for three with the funny, quirky, rueful, and richly textured For Love of the Game.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
It is impossible to think of anyone but Costner in this role. His commitment and sincerity are never in doubt.
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Mr. Showbiz

None of their efforts can turn this ho-hum, mildly entertaining line-drive single into a solid, explosive home run.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It could do without any kind of love story, let alone the one it got.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The real love affair in For Love of the Game is between Costner and himself.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This sentimental drama is wildly uneven as it switches between ballpark scenes, which are very involving, and romantic episodes, which are badly overplayed.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Much of this movie seems a crock.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Costner's determination to avoid change keeps this baseball movie at a low line drive when it might have knocked one into the bleachers.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Tested my own love of the game more than anything since the time Roseanne screeched the national anthem.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Plays like an unholy union of "The Natural" and "The Prince of Tides." Too bad...Build a movie as a shrine to baseball and they will come. Suckers!
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43 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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