Reviews: Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Marina Antunes @ Row Three
  • Jason Bailey @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: ‘Trouble with the Curve’ is too pedestrian to recommend with any kind of enthusiasm. But the warmth of the performances are reason enough to stick with it for a while when you flip past it on TNT some Sunday afternoon in a couple of years.
  • [New – 12/20] | Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: That Clint Eastwood came out of acting retirement makes this both more notable and more underwhelming than it otherwise would have been.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @
    • Excerpt: A well-acted and winning drama about a dysfunctional family, baseball scouting, and conscious aging.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: “Trouble with the Curve” isn’t really a sports movie. Instead, it’s the story of a father and daughter reconciling some bad blood between them. Unlike last year’s “Moneyball” around this time, “Trouble with the Curve” isn’t as concerned with inside baseball as it is with what makes the characters do what they do. This is both its strength and its weakness, but more on that in a moment.
  • Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …the anti-“Moneyball,” a by the numbers, old fashioned entertainment that may show its seams but still has plenty of play.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: “Trouble With the Curve” has a wonderful cast and absolutely reeks of good intentions, but it’s also slow, talky and relentlessly predictable.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Trouble with the Curve is pleasant but far too slight in terms of characterization and conflict to make much of an impact.
  • Kimberly Gadette @ doddle
    • Excerpt: Given this talent scout’s failing sight, Gus may not be able to see a hit, but he can most certainly hear one. Which just might be a perfect remedy for this film: keep the visual off the screen but crank up the audio
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Engaging sports/relationship drama falls just short of a home run.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Poor Clint Eastwood! He’s a Gran Torino old coot in a Moneyball world.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Matt Looker @
    • Excerpt: The story is overly sentimental, the dialogue is unimaginative and each scene can be picked apart until there’s nothing left, but paradoxically, the film is still quite fun and heartily watchable.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: It’s too bad Adams wasn’t available for Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. He looks far better playing off her instead of waiting for answers from an empty chair.
  • Kenneth R. Morefield @ Christianity Today
    • Excerpt: Let’s get the required baseball metaphor out of the way up front. Trouble with the Curve telegraphs its pitches so blatantly that its effectiveness is seriously diminished.
  • John J. Puccio @ Movie Metropolis
    • Excerpt: or what it is, it no doubt succeeds. It’s just that Eastwood usually strives for something more.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
  • Jean-François Vandeuren @ [French]

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