First, "Bull Durham"
is far and away the most authentic portrayal of the game, both
on and off the field. Baseball is treated with casual reverence:
It's a great game, and we love it, but it is a game.
Costner is at his best, and Tim
Robbins and Susan Sarandon are perfect complements. The romance
between Costner and Sarandon is also just right. It's all thanks
to writer and director Ron Shelton, who spent five years in the
minor leagues and cared about doing things right. He avoids the
usual sports movie clichés - he filmed Costner catching
a foul pop just because he said movies never show the routine
plays and creates characters that we like and a world that we
don't want to leave. - Baseball America
film, one of my all time favourites. Costner is on top form -
smouldering, sexy AND without a potbelly, need you ask for more?
On the baseball side, it even managed to get me to care, a rare
feat indeed, whilst having a whole slew of funny, articulate
characters. Sarandon's character walks the line between pretentious
and sassy, Tim Robbins showing the promise of Shawshank...see
this film, if only for the way it combines poetry with baseball
and stays unpretentious."
saw Bull Durham for the first time only last month - and
it left me regretting what I'd missed out on these last 12 years.
This is an absolutely marvelous movie! It's exceedingly amusing,
eloquent, nostalgic - and visually stunning!
Ron Shelton hit the heart &
soul of the sport with this one. He focused completely on the
simple pleasures of the game of baseball - pleasures I grew up
with. The charactors were endearing - especially Kevin Costner's
'Crash' - I must say that he is wonderful to watch in this. Without
a doubt, this is one of the best movies I've ever seen!"
you love baseball like I do, this is the movie for you. While
it might (and I only say 'might') fall short in other areas (how
realistic was this pseudo-menage-a-trois anyway?), it knows baseball
like no one's business. It offers insights to the average fan,
and cuts a satirical, but realistic swath through the life of
a minor league ball player. Most importantly, it is ultimately
a hugely enjoyable and entertaining story."