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The Rookie

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The Rookie

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
129 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/29/02
performer:
Rachel Griffiths, Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Jay Hernandez
director:
John Lee Hancock
distributor:
Walt Disney Productions
author:
73418
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

As a Texas high school teacher and baseball coach who lives out a childhood dream when he makes it into the major leagues, Dennis Quaid pitches with devotional but ungussied intensity. We know where the extra-inning-length film is going from the first shot of buttercup-sweet sunlight, but something especially clean shines in this American fairy tale, a quality of simplicity that’s almost as hard to achieve in such projects as a middle-aged man’s boyhood dreams. B+

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