'Summer Catch' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   0 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   82 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    42
    The wanly watchable Summer Catch ... could mark the official commencement of Prinze's Nelson-ization.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Lawrence Van Gelder New York Times (Top Critic)
    10
    Figuratively and literally a minor league movie.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    Long on cliched plotting and short on exciting ball playing.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Desson Thomson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    30
    Will Ryan get signed by the majors? Will he win Tenley's heart? If you're even wondering, this movie's for you.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Rita Kempley Washington Post (Top Critic)
    20
    When it comes to the plot, well, there are more surprises in a box of crackerjack.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Jay Carr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    Bull Durham for dummies.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Michael Atkinson Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Depending wholly upon the blinkered empathy of daydreamy teen viewers, a typical FPJ movie skims over character, plot, and dialogue.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Bruce Westbrook Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    Summer Catch is supposed to be end-of -summer fun, but it's about as fun as learning to eat your spinach.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Tom Maurstad Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    Though Summer Catch contains no dazzling special effects, it still pushes the envelope of computer magic in moviemaking. That's because this film is so mediocre and formulaic, it seems to have been generated by a software program.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    38
    Neither drama nor comedy, Summer Catch is a long, slow lob of a movie that never crosses the plate.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    [An] awful light drama.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    50
    Predictable and slight.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Susan Stark Detroit News (Top Critic)
    25
    Summer Catch has neither the weight nor flying power of a softball.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Joe Leydon Variety (Top Critic)
    When it comes to funny business, Tollin's got game, and he makes the most of some talented supporting players on his bench.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jonathan Foreman New York Post (Top Critic)
    0
    Offensively bad teen movie that makes a bore of both baseball and sex.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    A half-hearted baseball romance full of weak reminders of better films.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Ray Conlogue Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    This one, though awkward and derivative, has a modest charm and is not entirely populated with howling simians.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    38
    Because I'm a baseball fan, I tend to be an easy mark for baseball-themed movies, but something as badly focused and feebly scripted as Summer Catch just makes me wish for the Fall.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    In baseball slang, a 'can of corn' is a high, lazy fly ball to the outfield. The baseball movie Summer Catch is the cinematic equivalent of that can of corn.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Peter Travers Rolling Stone (Top Critic)
    10
    Stars Freddie Prinze Jr. (strike one), features more male virgins trying to lose it (strike two) and disses the legendary baseball league in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by filming this mess in North Carolina (strike three).
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    50
    The interplay of Ryan's professional and romantic challenges rings true, but unfortunately the writers pile on contrivances and needless distractions that seriously diminish the film's overall effect.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Kit Bowen Hollywood.com
    40
    The film steps up a notch when the action is on the field. However, many directors before him have portrayed the beloved sport better.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf Modamag.com
    0
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Oz eFilmCritic.com
    20
    A baseball movie with no baseball, no movie, and absolutely no love involved.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emily Blunt Blunt Review
    25
    If this is what the boys of summer are offering, I say bring on football season -- now!
    Full Review » 11 years ago