For The Love of The GameThe movie revolves around the Perfect Game performance of 40-year-old pitcher Billy Chapel as he flashes through his career and his relationship with his on-and-off girlfriend, while pitching his final game.
Actors of "For The Love of The Game"Carmine GiovinazzoBirthdate: 24 August 1973, Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA
Characters of "For The Love of The Game"
Directors of "For The Love of The Game"Sam RaimiBirthdate: 23 October 1959, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Creators of "For The Love of The Game"Michael ShaaraBirthdate: 23 June 1929, Jersey City, New Jersey, USADana Stevens
Critic Reviews of "For The Love of The Game"New YorkerMay 08, 2014
For Love of the Game asks whether the same qualities that make an athlete a champion don't also destroy his happiness. The answer, unfortunately, is long-winded and redundant... But some of the baseball scenes are good.Chicago TribuneMay 08, 2014
This is no perfect -- or even half-perfect -- game. It's another movie where conventions are subbed for life lessons, where the emotions are cued by golden oldies and where the motivation (at least on the studio's part) isn't love of the game but money.Washington PostMay 08, 2014
Here are two things that definitely don't go together: baseball and piano music.New York Daily NewsMay 08, 2014
The baseball sequences are fabulous, not least because Costner looks and moves like a real player a rarity for actors in sports movies... But the love story, a five-year off-and-on affair, is little more than a sop to Costner's romantic faithful.Philadelphia InquirerMay 08, 2014
On the field, Costner is consistent, but his exploration of Billy's romantic dilemma is superficial and often wooden.Washington PostMay 08, 2014
Those flashbacks will drive you nuts. As if baseball didn't drag on long enough, almost every inning or out of that Yankees game is punctuated by a memory.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsApril 13, 2017
Every scene away from the ballpark is in foul territory.South Florida Sun-SentinelMay 08, 2014
Kevin Costner is back starring in his third baseball movie, and after those two box office home runs, Mighty Kevin has struck out.Baltimore SunMay 08, 2014
Vanity is one thing, but Costner's act is beginning to feel like a particularly self-righteous -- and tiresome -- form of pathology. Someone should tell him that an actor's job is to disappear into his characters, not vice-versa.Orlando WeeklyMay 08, 2014
For Love of the Game's earnestness seems itself like a desperate cry for attention.Metro Times (Detroit, MI)May 08, 2014
Far more horrifying than Evil Dead, Sam Raimi's attempt at making a sports-oriented romance strikes out, forfeits and loses three times before its two hours and 10 minutes are up.Three Movie BuffsMarch 29, 2011
Like Billy this movie is good on the field, but not so much once off it.
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