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THE BAD NEWS BEARS

 
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At Theaters: 7/22/2005 On Video: 12/13/2005
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 51 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449969
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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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.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
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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Cast and Crew Heading
Billy Bob Thornton FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, THE ALAMO, BAD SANTA
Greg Kinnear ROBOTS, GODSEND, STUCK ON YOU, AUTO FOCUS
Marcia Gay Harden WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT, MYSTIC RIVER, POLLOCK
Director: Richard Linklater SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAKING LIFE, THE NEWTON BOYS
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
The Starting Lineup
The Bears' Roster
Let Them Play
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 S-words, 4 GD's, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Some mild, crude sex talk.
VIOLENCE: Kid fights; hits with balls.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Baseball humor.
COMEDY: Wisecracks, physical gags, kid humor.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Very Mixed

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Roger Ebert Full 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 Today Full 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.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 102 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
14
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
14
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
11
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
4
High
75%
30+Adults (M)
27
Fairly Low
74%
30+Adults (F)
28
Fairly High
68%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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."

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