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Grizzled former professional baseball player Morris Buttermaker is recruited by a strait-laced lawyer to coach the Bears, a woefully inept Little League team. He's got to find a way to drive this gang of 12 misfits to a championship against their hated rivals: the Yankees and their overbearing coach.
Comedy - This is a kid-centered sports comedy, but like the original, it's
quite crude and profanity-laced, with exceptionally foul-mouthed
kids--word of caution to parents.
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Roger EbertFull Review Good What I liked most about the movie, I think, is that it undermines the self-congratulatory myths we cultivate about sports in America. It writes the obituary of good sportsmanship.
USA TodayFull Review Average In a year of sequels and remakes, Bad News Bears is a tolerable shrug-off from talents with track records, starting with Billy Bob Thornton, back toting a flask.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 102 moviegoer opinions. As could be expected, children and younger males thought it was GREAT! They gave it very high marks. All the remaining age and groups are quite mixed.
From the negative comments I strongly suspect that the language and the morally low nature of the story contributed greatly to the somewhat high number of low to very low opinions. Fortunately, most came into this movie knowing that it contained this strong language (you're welcome) and they rated it quite high. If this looks like a movie you might enjoy and the profanity doesn't bother you then I would say that you have a pretty decent chance of enjoying "The Bad News Bears."