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Cobb

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Cobb

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
128 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/02/94
performer:
Lolita Davidovich, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl
director:
Ron Shelton
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
9903
genre:
Sports, Drama

We gave it a B+

America likes its baseball movie heroes noble, simple, and sentimental. That may be one reason Cobb struck out at the box office. Depicting Ty Cobb near the end of his life, this Ron Shelton film portrays the Georgia Peach as a violent, self-aggrandizing cuss who seldom allows us to see the lonely, frightened man underneath. As many critics have rightly pointed out, Cobb barely scores as a baseball ”biopic,” but as a contemplation of fame and false gods, it’s a strong, fair shot, by my ruling. If the mixed reviews scared you away during the theatrical release, this is the time to catch up. B+

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