Bad News Bears Synopsis
A little league coach attempts to turn a team of misfits into champions.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
New-era losers (the cast is a cheery scrum of relaxed kids, led by genuine whiz pitcher Sammi Kane Kraft in the role created by Tatum...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The strong script (with updated flourishes by "Bad Santa" writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa) and some of the vibrant child characters...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The new Bad News Bears may not make you cheer, but it should provide laughs and a good time. Isn't that what some movies are all about?
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The mischief Thornton does make adds up to wild, rowdy fun.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is like a merger of his ugly drunk in "Bad Santa" and his football coach in "Friday Night Lights," yet Thornton doesn't recycle...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Many moments of laugh-out-loud comedy. But somehow those moments never add up to a fully satisfying viewing experience.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The remake is stranded between pushing the scatological envelope and caving in to the formulas the 1976 movie established, and until the...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In a blind taste test, I couldn't possibly have identified this as a Linklater movie, and he's a filmmaker I generally like. If anything,...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Thornton swills the Matthau role with the unslakable thirst of W.C. Fields and idiosyncratic sexuality of Johnny Depp. So this is what Bad...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The material is so solid and Thornton so tailor-made that the movie almost gets by.
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phenomanal!!!

By moviekid2000
this bad news bears was twenty times better then the first one and definetly a lot more. This would be in my top ten for favorite comedys of all time. You must see it because I said so!!!!...

funny movie

By flyingcupcakes
this is a very funny movie for all baseball fans out there. it has very good material in it with billy bob thortan and the kids in it are so innapropriat but very funny at the same time. so overall...

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Rated PG-13 | For rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Scatological remake of a not-so-innocent movie.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF