Bad News Bears

Richard Linklater's cynical kiddie-sports comedy is less a remake of THE BAD NEWS BEARS (1976) than a cover version; for all the updated riffs and personal noodling, it's best when it doesn't stray too far from the original material. Once upon a time, Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton) was a Major League baseball player, if only for one game and not...read more

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  • Released: 2005
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Richard Linklater's cynical kiddie-sports comedy is less a remake of THE BAD NEWS BEARS (1976) than a cover version; for all the updated riffs and personal noodling, it's best when it doesn't stray too far from the original material. Once upon a time, Morr… (more)

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