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Bad News Bears (2005)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Richard Linklater

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About the Movie

A washed-up ballplayer is put in charge of a pack of kids scarcely more mature than himself in this remake of the 1976 comedy hit. Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton) is a former major league baseball player whose career and life has hit the skids thanks to his overwhelming fondness for booze and women. Needing a break, his lawyer (Marcia Gay Harden) arranges for Buttermaker to take on coaching responsibilities for the Bears, a Little League baseball team comprised of a handful of hapless losers. As Buttermaker tries to groom his young charges into a winning team, he also gives them a glimpse of his hard-living lifestyle while they gear up to take on perennial rivals the Yankees and their arrogant Coach Bullock (Greg Kinnear).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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48%
  • Reviews Counted: 158
  • Fresh: 76
  • Rotten: 82
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Billy Bob Thornton is the best weapon against cute that a kid baseball movie ever had. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, May 13, 2014

Rotten: The material is so solid and Thornton so tailor-made that the movie almost gets by. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: At least Linklater isn't just picking the bones of his forebears; he honors them as they deserve. – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com, May 13, 2014

Rotten: More irksome is the ordained focus on plot undulation and simplistic motivation, as if nobody remembered that the first film was a social satire. – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, Aug 19, 2005

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Customer Reviews

Billy bob was great!

I thought the movie was fantastic, not as good as the original but still hilarious. Billy bob is hilarious as an alchoholic youth baseball coach, the kid in the wheelchair is the best.

awsome

This is a fantasic movie. Hilarious lol movioe one of the funniest. The fat kid is a lard bag he keeps bacon in his pocket Lol

yes

itunes got a great movie to buy not rent but on reviews on other web sites alot of pepole were complaing and think this is unrealilstic that kids in this movie say bad words well i have news for you kids know about these words i hear kids at my school use the f word and s word and were still in grade school by the way great movie i remember i rented it at blockbuster

Bad News Bears (2005)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2005

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