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About the Movie

Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane and D.B. Sweeney score in this uplifting story of triumph over adversity that "hits an emotional home run." Conor O'Neill (Reeves) is a down-on-his-luck gambler in debt to dangerous loan sharks. Desperate for cash, Conor reluctantly takes a job coaching a youth baseball team. The "team" turns out to be a ragtag group of tough-talking kids from Chicago's inner city. Secretly, Conor plans to desert the team after he wins a big bet. But the stakes are higher than Conor imagined: The kids need someone to believe in. As Conor wrestles with his past, the kids start to teach him some lessons that will forever change his future-that responsibility and trust must be earned and hope can appear in the most unlikely places.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 100
  • Fresh: 39
  • Rotten: 61
  • Average Rating: 4.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Does surprisingly few lurches as it walks the tightrope between urban realism ... and family entertainment. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: The movie is so littered with cliches of genre, as well as cliches of artifice in Reeves' pained performance, that any semblance of social reality goes foul. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A smarmy proposition passing itself off as family fun in the style of The Bad News Bears. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Rotten: There's no cork inside Hardball, but there's more than enough corn. – Robert Koehler, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This movie is amazing. Absolutely amazing.


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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2001

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