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Major League
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by Chris Parry

"It's going.. it's going.. it's GONE!!!"
3 stars

This is a sports movie. You know how they go. Team of idiots who can't win a thing, suddenly get inspried and hit the big time.

Okay, so maybe that could ba construed as a spoiler, but in reality do sports flicks ever stray from that line?

Will it surprise you if the good guys win in the end?

Do you take lithium?

So Charlie Sheen is a pitcher fresh outta jail. He throws like fire, but he has no aim. Every other player has a similar story.

So when the evil wench who owns the team decides she wants the team to do shit so she can justify a club-move to sunny Florida, the losers get some steel and start to win games.

Wahoo. Okay, perhaps it's not as boring and bland as I'm making out. Actually, there's some funny shit in this film. It's a sports film that, though formulaic, will appeal to non sports fans simply because the humor carries it over the line.

So if you feel the desire to rent this puppy, by all means. But don't bother with the sequels. They're pus.

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User Comments

2/01/18 Suzanne I can't believe how many times I've watched this movie. 5 stars
9/01/13 EDDIED OK and easy to watch but hardly any laughs. I don't care at all for it. 2 stars
6/28/10 brian Stupid in so many ways, yeah, but darn funny. 4 stars
9/15/09 PiEhvOeurbZnD doors.txt;10;15 5 stars
8/27/08 Shaun Wallner Funny Flick!! 4 stars
1/27/08 Pamela White Women can throw but not this movie 3 stars
7/15/07 Mark Louis Baumgart What a funny movie, it never gets old. Filled with actors who would go on to bigger roles. 4 stars
4/09/07 Monster W. Kung One of those movies that you can watch on a sunday afternoon. 3 stars
2/21/05 Jeff Anderson VERY ENJOYABLE! The cast is TERRIFIC, but James Gammon as the coach STEALS IT! 5 stars
8/07/04 jmsynth Formulaic and nothing special, but hard not to like 3 stars
6/25/04 Willy Weis this movie's a classic in my book. 5 stars
2/14/04 Crary Spectacular film; Gives me hope as a Rangers Fan! 5 stars
11/28/03 ROY L. CAIN,JR. HITS A HOME RUN! Margaret Whitten could feed me real dog food anytime . 4 stars
7/30/03 3man This was very enjoyable even for non-basball fans 4 stars
4/22/03 Jin Very well done. 5 stars
3/25/03 Jack Sommersby A real good time (although the love story is blah!). Avoid sequels. 4 stars
11/24/02 Charles Tatum Very funny sports flick, not easy to do 4 stars
10/24/02 Flounder One of the greatest baseball movies of all time 5 stars
9/22/02 R.W. Welch Predictable baseball farce has a number of good comic bits. 3 stars
5/21/02 David Lynn Oh heavens, everybody, loosen up... of COURSE it's stupid. But it's fun. 3 stars
1/24/02 Andrew Carden Overrated. Not Very Funny, Although It Had A Good Screenplay. 3 stars
9/14/01 Butterbean The only baseball film that I can endure. It was very fun to watch 4 stars
8/09/01 Mr. Hat I like Wesley Snipes and Charlie Sheen. And Rene Russo's kinda hot. 4 stars
6/29/01 Jon I think Major League is a very cool and awesome hilarious baseball movie it RULES! 5 stars
5/23/01 Bada Bing Crosby Ball 16 5 stars
4/19/01 Allen Stewart Instead of this film, see a real film like Bull Durham 1 stars
2/16/01 Jake Ron Shelton should take notes. 4 stars
1/15/01 Sklorsh Best sports comedy out there. Excellent cast 5 stars
5/21/00 Steve Layne Entertaining and funny baseball comedy, but the subplot between Jake and Lynn slows it abit 4 stars
3/29/00 tyler hennes funny 5 stars
2/04/00 arnold sweet movie snipes is still gay as hell 4 stars
5/04/99 Big Dog He runs like mays but hits like shit 5 stars
4/24/99 lucas jackson this movie has some funny parts,but not many 3 stars
12/13/98 Binky A dumb, but very likeable film. The best of the three. 4 stars
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