All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Romance is a lot like baseball. It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game.
Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy sets her sights on the two men.
Costner and baseball. Two things that go together.
Sarandon and Robbins. Another two things that went together for many years but sadly no more.
Baseball, that most American of sports has inspired some great films. "Field Of Dreams",Moneyball","Eight Men Out" to name but a few. "Bull Durham" may feature Baseball but it's about much more than that. A love story,a comedy and a movie that pulls at the heart strings during several touching and tender moments. Rarely has a cast had so much chemistry. Robbins and Sarandon got together during the filming and stayed a couple for over twenty years before breaking up in 2009. Sarandon also sizzles on screen with Costner who was approaching his commercial peak when Bull…
I *am* trying to reduce the amount of words I devote to critiquing others' critiques, but sometimes things require response. To wit: grantland.com/features/bill-simmons-romantic-comedy-or-sports-movie/
A couple things: Simmons' point that not all movies with sports in them are sports movies is valid (and pleasantly tautological), and I remain a fan of his despite disagreeing with him often. This is one of those instances.
Bull Durham is fundamentally, to its core, about the love of baseball. Every inch of its cover, every stitch holding it together, is about the love of baseball. It's about a woman whose love of baseball exists on multiple levels: the close, emotional relationship with the game itself, and the ups and downs of her favorite team, and…
When I worked at a Suncoast Video in high school, the store received a new preview DVD every month. However, some trailers would stick around for three or four months, and my co-workers and I would commiserate by referencing lines and shots from them as they were rapidly burned onto our memories (permanently, in some cases). The trailer for Bull Durham, which I must have seen 1,000 times when the movie got a Special Edition DVD release, was particularly haunting. My best friend and I had never seen the movie, but between Costner's out-of-context monologue about good Scotch and deep slow kisses, the use of Joe Cocker's "A Woman Loves a Man," the jaw-droppingly inexplicable shot of Tim Robbins at…
"Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You'll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes."
Fun, likeable comedy that benefits from the always decent Kevin Costner's strong performance and his chemistry with co-stars Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. The tone is really inconsistent and it's almost a different movie in the last 30 minutes, but it always remains a piece of breezy entertainment.
"Relax, all right? Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring. Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic."
Top three baseball movie of all time. Depending on the day for me it is no. 1. Having just finished this rewatch today it is no. 1.
This movie is a fun time if you understand the game of baseball. If not, you probably won't understand a lot of the humor. Being the huge fan of baseball that I am, Bull Durham was very entertaining. It gets a little overboard with the romance, and the ending leaves a lot on the table without cleaning up, but overall it's a good story and a fun time.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Pretty good. I can see why people like it. Not one of my favorites, though.
An amusing and entertaining love triangle story with good actors, and it's a baseball movie at the same time. I liked it.
A surprisingly great film. I have recently been working through some 'best sports movie' lists and so many of them just do not hold up. This film on the other hand has Costner killing it, Sarandon at her sultry best, and Robbins in top notch comedic form. A funny, poignant, and heartfelt film that loves baseball and makes a damn good case for you fall in love with it too.
More enjoyable than expected given the baseball/romantic-comedy/Costner combo and more sexy than you'd expect given that description but too long by half and never more than amusing.
If it weren't for MONEYBALL this would still be my favorite baseball movie. I'll forgive the final 15 minutes, which are just awful, because it nails all the minor league sequences. Add to that the fact that Costner and Sarandon have never been better.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- À nous la liberté
- About Schmidt
- Absence of Malice
- Adam's Rib
From the NYT website:
This list is drawn from the second edition of The New York Times Guide to the…