80

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pete Hammond
Really a perfect family movie.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The film's flaws probably won't bother less jaded kids one whit.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It’s not a game anymore. In 1957, these kids were playing. And it was a perfect game.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A very sweet, very slight family movie that scores smiles and tears of joy.
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63

Boston Globe

Much like a Sox starter struggling for the first couple of innings before settling down, The Perfect Game takes a while to get to the parts worth cheering.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
As the title loudly hints, ultimate victory assumes the flawless shape of the star pitcher’s perfect game, a rarity anywhere yet especially at the Little League level. In getting to that climax, the recreated game action is a bit tepid and the child actors too precociously cute, but the true tale in the midst of the fabrication remains a guaranteed heart-warmer.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A movie for people who value heart and earnestness over technical filmmaking skill, and consider unpredictable plot turns a betrayal.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A lot of heart, a jaunty mariachi score and a lush Eisenhower-era look help as the family-friendly story follows the usual sports-drama plays.
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38

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
The characters in The Perfect Game speak old school “Hollywood Mexican.” In other words, they speak English with accents that we haven’t heard since the golden Age of Speedy Gonzalez.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film is perfectly mediocre, which is heartbreaking, not heartwarming.
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42 out of 100
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