Tin Cup Synopsis
Texas driving-range owner (Kevin Costner) tries for the U.S. Open.
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Entertainment Weekly

Has a genial, funky charm.
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88

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...
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80

Empire

Shelton keeps the humour straight down the middle and, just like "Bull Durham" before it, uses the rituals and metaphors of sport to relate...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Accomplishes the impossible, maybe the unimaginable -- it makes golf entertaining.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The climax also comes with a nifty little kicker.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Well written. The dialogue is smart and fresh.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This movie ranks as better-than-par entertainment.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Costner and Russo show they're up to par. [16 August 1996, p.D1]
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50

TV Guide

You can almost feel writer-director Ron Shelton praying for lightning to strike twice, but to no avail.
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25

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...
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