Entertainment Weekly

Has a genial, funky charm.
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San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Shelton has a talent for using the specific to illustrate the universal. Avowed baseball haters loved "Bull Durham." And if watching golf sounds like an excellent insomnia cure, you will probably still enjoy Tin Cup.
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Shelton keeps the humour straight down the middle and, just like "Bull Durham" before it, uses the rituals and metaphors of sport to relate the complexities of love and relationships.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Accomplishes the impossible, maybe the unimaginable -- it makes golf entertaining.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The climax also comes with a nifty little kicker.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Well written. The dialogue is smart and fresh.
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By James Berardinelli
This movie ranks as better-than-par entertainment.
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Costner and Russo show they're up to par. [16 August 1996, p.D1]
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TV Guide

You can almost feel writer-director Ron Shelton praying for lightning to strike twice, but to no avail.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Ron Shelton's romantic comedy has no more visual excitement than a televised golf tournament, but the climax is truly surprising, and there's solid acting by Don Johnson and Cheech Marin.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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