Trouble with the Curve
Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 21, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though predictable and somewhat dramatically underwhelming, Trouble with the Curve benefits from Clint Eastwood's grizzled charisma and his easy chemistry with a charming Amy Adams.

Tom Charity

For all its occasional tin ear, Dr Phil dialogue, its contrivances and shortcuts, this remains a fundamentally sound and solid entertainment with a deep-rooted conviction that how we treat each other matters.

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

The narrative feels almost intentionally hokey and diagrammatic, a framework that gives the actors freedom to display their best-known qualities.

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Richard Propes

If you love Eastwood, you'll love this film.

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John Wildman
Film Comment Magazine

The good news is that Eastwood does his thing to perfection, Adams provides the spunky cuteness, and Timberlake couldn't scrub his eager charm off with a Brillo pad if he tried.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Well, I have got nothing against a bit of ludditeism. You know I'm a big fan of Clint Eastwood.

PJ Nabarro
Patrick Nabarro

It's conservative, sentimental, and shows remarkably leniency for Gus' belligerent - some might say, unattractively hostile - ways.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

John Goodman weighs in with a nice cameo as Clint's old boss, but the rest is strictly relegation form.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

It's not the most nuanced entertainment of the season, but the back-and-forth between Clint, Adams and Timberlake makes for irresistible cheese.

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Chris Hunneysett
The Sunday People

amiable and undemanding

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
cliche ridden, this feels like a romantic comedy/sports film of the late 80's, something you've seen 100 times. the upside is that its a very… More
Cynthia S.
Oh, Clint Eastwood. You are brilliant...Another well done film by a very talented man.
Lanning : )
Despite his politics, Eastwood is one of my all-time movie heroes. I'm able to separate the man from his art . . . that's not what I mean. I'm… More
Manu Gino
Whatever Life Throws at You. A Great Film for sports fans and non sports fans alike! Great drama and acting by Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. They really make a… More
Chris Weber
This is once again a film where an aging Clint Eastwood plays an old coot who can't let go of the past ,and fights like hell to keep aging from getting the… More
Everett Johnson
Clint Eastwood is an actor who seems to have made some of his best movies later on in life. "Gran Torino" and "Million Dollar Baby" are both… More