Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin & Jon Paley
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Now in Theaters! A gritty look inside the world of Big League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic, inside a never-before-seen world for an up close and personal look at the cost of the American dream. (Includes Spanish with English Subtitles)
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 25
- Fresh: 22
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: We're so used to hearing innocuous cliches come out of the mouths of major leaguers in postgame interviews that the accusations and innuendo in this film are startling.
Fresh: What gives Pelotero its edge is a nexus of corruption, exploitation and betrayal that transforms this well-shot, cannily edited item into an engrossing expose.
Fresh: It's an eye-opening look at a flawed, potentially exploitative system and how it is being gamed from all sides of the table -- the story of the collision of youthful dreams and a cutthroat adult cartel.
Fresh: Hard-hitting sports doc examines the darker side of the recruitment of young baseball players in the Dominican Republic for the major leagues.
MLB's neo-colonialism in the Dominican Republic
Excellent film. Uncovers a culture of neo-colonial exploitation by MLB in the Dominican Republic. It makes no difference if you're a baseball fan. If you appreciate true investigative journalism and beautiful cinematography than you'll enjoy this movie.
Doesn't matter if you are a baseball fan or not. Definitely has a broad appeal on a human level.
I watched this movie last night and I still can't get it out of my head. Forget baseball it's just a fascinating story and a really well paced film.