The Final Season Synopsis
An inexperienced coach (Sean Astin) takes charge of a championship high-school baseball team.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's a sign on the way into Norway, or at least a sign that somebody from the film crew put up: "On the eighth day, God created...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Yes it's as corny as Kansas in August, but this admittedly formulaic sports drama is base on a true story and has something important to...
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
There are too many unearned runs to fully embrace this underdog triumph.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Follows a predictable format.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie is decent and heartfelt, and it eventually settles into some sharp diamond action, but the small-town homilies are dropped like...
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By James Berardinelli
Evans' goal is to do for high school baseball what "Hoosiers" did for high school basketball, but to mention both titles in one sentence is...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Exactly the formulaic, by-the-numbers movie it appears to be. These Tigers deserved better.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Poor writing, an indifferent production and sincere but often wooden acting make "Season" one big strikeout.
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Chicago Tribune

Viewers who don’t flee the intrusively uplifting soundtrack and choking sentiment get just what that opening promised: a by-the-numbers,...
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Austin Chronicle

Kind of "Hoosiers": Part 2. But the storytelling is so backassward that it’s impossible to care about any of the characters or really...
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The Final Season.

By Daydream
Where baseball is the heart and soul of the community, The Final Season is inspired by the true story of the Norway High School Tigers in Norway, Iowa. This small town team has won the state...


By JLauren
Great family oriented film with a wonderful underlying message to rise up and impact your small world....

Surprisingly good!

By nocomment
Took my grandkids to a screening. They were afraid it was going to be too cheesy. They ended up loving the movie and already have tickets for the friday opening. Surprised me too. If you're...

Much truth here

By Norway73
To the man who wrote the critic review: Read behind the scenes. Of course the entire issue of keeping the school open is not baseball. You want to see the ruin of the nation-take a look at the...

Great baseball flick

By Geeseman
I was fortunate enough to get to see an advanced screening of this movie. This is a great story told in a fantastic way. It is beautifully filmed. The baseball scenes are outstanding. The end of...

This one has it all....

By WillyDiaz
Let's put it this way...I cried! Twice! I love baseball and I love a good story. This movie was the best of both worlds. The actual baseball was very realistic and the acting was top notch. My son...

Great movie with terrific life lessons for us all!

By GearMaven
Went to San Francisco screening last night incorrectly thinking this was another football movie. Oops! While not expecting much, since I hadn't heard about this movie, I came away delighted to have...

The Final Season

By IowaEvan
Don't listen to what negative reviewers might say, go see it for yourself. I've been to 2 screenings and the audience totally loved the movie. If you don't feel something very special for the movie,...

Don't look for this movie at every theater. Find it and go see it.

By Ronald Raygun
Better go see this one. This movie is very well done. This movie shows what most Americans feel and live in their daily lives. The movie must of been made in a non liberal state instead of liberal...

Final Season

By Beckscabin
It promises to be a great movie. We attended many of the film sites and were extras in many movie scenes. A good story about our local high school team....

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Rated PG | For language, thematic elements and some teen smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 8+ Heartwarming-but-trite drama for baseball fans.
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