88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Bernie Mac gives surprising wisdom and heart - along with the laughs - to what could have been just another generic baseball comedy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Bernie Mac gives a funny and kind of touching performance as a man who attains greatness once and then has to do it again.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Predictable but highly entertaining.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Understands baseball and the men who play it, and, for a film about the sport, that's half the battle.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
This tale of a lovable jerk who learns the meaning of sacrifice should capitalize on its star's sitcom popularity to hit one out of the park.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Mac's TV show seems to have trained him to settle for feel-good tack-ons that cut against the prickly nature of Mr. 3000. The actor has such a serious and wise bearing that it's hard to believe Stan as a shallow jackass, which is why several of his scenes with Boca seem phony.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Not a great movie, but it's affectionate. It reveals the cuddly side of Mac.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
It's a canned clip reel of Heartwarming Sports Comedy, intermittently redeemed by its easygoing boomer vibe. And at its center is the redoubtable Bernie Mac, nicely aged, as he says, ''like USDA beef.''
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
The always fierce Bassett is a little too fierce here, reacting with unwarranted emotion to each romantic twist and turn.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Mr. 3000 isn't nearly as fun as an afternoon of America's Pastime.
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57 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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