Bull Durham

1988

Action / Comedy / Romance / Sport

81
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 97%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 46082

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Kevin Costner as Crash Davis
Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy
Tim Robbins as Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh
Robert Wuhl as Larry
720p.BLU
808.12 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 2 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by no-skyline 9 / 10

Draws You In & Doesn't Let You Go

First of I have to say i'm from the UK, i've never played baseball seen a baseball game or have any ideas to the finer rules of baseball but this will not stop you enjoying this film. This film is about a way of life and you can enjoy it in the same way as you can watch a film about a great explorer without ever having left your own country. For Crash, Nuke, Annie and all the other characters in here baseball is a way of life not a sport and it is to be respected and in some cases worshipped. For me the best scene in this movie comes in the pool hall at the end with three generations of baseball player we know that one day nuke, will be in crash's position and that crash will eventually be in the old guys position it's the baseball way of life. Howevever it's a way of life that's changing and this is shown in the almost forlorn at times shot's of the ballpark and main characters, like the lady says you have to respect the ball player who's just trying to finish out the season.

Direction, script and performances (Costner's best performance ever I think even over Field of Dreams and the Untouchables) are superb see this movie you wont regret it. 8/10

Reviewed by Ana 8 / 10

Very charming movie

I love how this movie could have gone down the wrong path on so many occasions, yet somehow still managed to pleasantly surprise its viewers by its overwhelming charm and whit. Susan Sarandon wonderfully portrays Annie, a baseball fan who picks a minor league player to sleep with every season, something that sounds, and should be considered trashy and inappropriate. But somehow Susan turns her into this exotic, free-spirited, classy woman who just wants to help the players grow and mold them into big league material because she. Just. Loves. Baseball.

Which brings us to the love triangle. It is common knowledge that in every love triangle someone ends up getting hurt, the woman chooses the man we were all rooting for and the other candidate falls out of the race without anyone batting an eyelid, if not even cheering for his loss. Yet in Bull Durham we see that both Annie and (the man we root for) Crash actually educate the boy who is willing to compete with Crash for Annie's heart. How wonderful is the idea that the person who loses in the race picks up some wisdom from the other two? If all heartbreaks were that productive no one would even mind getting one. And when the boy is not an option anymore we have this rational, disciplined, morally strong man who falls for a woman almost completely opposite to him, but somehow we still see how they fit, and somehow we know he was her first choice, and somehow we feel their chemistry.

I will not comment on the baseball side of the movie because I, admittedly, would have no idea what I'm talking about. I have however read some reviews myself before writing this one, and most of them say the accuracy is impressive.

Reviewed by powermandan 8 / 10

A Sweet Sports Flick!

I personally don't like sports. They're too superficial to get wrapped up in. And baseball is perhaps the most boring sport to watch. Other boring sports include tennis, curling, and NASCAR. But baseball is bigger, the most boring of the popular sports. Regardless of if you like baseball or not, Bull Durham doesn't care if you're a fan or not. It wants you to be entertained and just have an all- around good time.

Bull Durham is a three-character driven film about life, love, and baseball. Susan Sarandon gives her first great performance as Annie Savoy. I forget her official position with the team, but she is picks one member of the Durham Bulls to seduce to make a better player. She's a groupie, but we never really know her sexual motives. Is she a sex addict? Is she a libertine? Is she trying to fill a void. I think her character could have used a clearer explanation of her sexual ambition.

Kevin Costner plays Crash. He's spent twelve years in the minors and can't never catch a break. He gets drafted to the Bulls and hopes he can make it to the MLB from there. But he may not be as good as he thinks he is.

Caught between Annie and Crash is Tim Robbins, who plays Nuke. Nuke is a talented and immature pitcher who stands a chance of making it big. The main reason Crash got drafted was to train Nuke into honing his craft. And he happens to be the player Annie chooses to be with.

The love triangle is pretty cool as both men are attracted to Annie, Annie wants both of them, but it is unclear who could benefit from her more. As the movie unfolds, this becomes more clear. The scenes where Annie gets with Crash and Nuke is fun. The friendship and training with Crash and Nuke is hilarious. I like the way the love story was presented and the importance of each corner, but it seemed like the way that each was connected got too loose with one another as it progressed.

Despite the movie being centred on three people, we do get a good look at the other members of the team and their rituals. Some use prayer beads, some use sex, it all depends which one works. Whichever works, stick with it.

A major strength with Bull Durham is that is places the viewer into the escapades of the players. They go to the bars, have some beers, argue with officials, etc. When the lights go down, the viewer becomes a die-hard fan like the ones in the bleachers. The verier also feels the pressures of the players. But first and foremost, the movie is hilarious. The love story isn't sappy and there isn't a psychological bridge that gets drawn with the players. Comedy is used to fill up and push the movie.

There is too much not to like.

3.5/4

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