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For Love of the Game Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Costner's determination to avoid change keeps this baseball movie at a low line drive when it might have knocked one into the bleachers.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Tested my own love of the game more than anything since the time Roseanne screeched the national anthem.

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 11+

An old-fashioned Hollywood sports story/romance.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie contains some sexually suggestive scenes and strong language, but not a lot of either.

  • Families can talk about the different ways in which Billy and Jane each bring trouble to their relationship.

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some sexually suggestive scenes.

  • language false3

    Language: Some profanity.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Brand names (the game in the movie is broadcast on Fox and their logo appears onscreen throughout. Also some sports companies logos appear, and there is one very clear shot of a bottle of Advil).

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some social drinking, one character gets quite drunk during a celebration.