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Bowling, though never a sport of kings, at one point in time occupied a perfectly respectable place in the pantheon of American sports. Then something happened: America ceased to embrace the PBA’s image of bowling. In 2000, three former Microsoft executives scooped up the entire apparatus of professional bowling to save it from the brink of extinction. The film focuses on Steve Miller, a former top Nike executive, and four professional bowlers at very different places in their careers and their sometimes funny, sometimes sad adventures on tour as professional athletes.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 31
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A League of Ordinary Gentlemen looks fondly back at an era when bowling was the most popular leisure activity in America.
Fresh: Its 98 minutes are as easy to enjoy as picking up a spare, and we don't mean a tire around the waist.
Fresh: First-time helmer Chris Browne's sense of humor captures perfectly the contradictions, absurdities and drama at the intersection of class, media, money and sports without dissing any of his player/subjects.
Fresh: Informative and endearing film.
Interesting look at the world of pro-bowling
Better than you would think..