Angels in the Outfield

Movie review by Shannon Lucas, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Heartwarming movie about hope and baseball.

PG 1994 103 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

I love this movie!

Lots of positive messages in this movie. It's got a fantasy angel spin on feel good sports movie, but at it's heart it's not really about sports at all. It's about 2 young foster kids looking for a family - desiring a place to belong, and finding someone that will love them. The repeated message of "It could happen" i.e. something good could happen) is repeated throughout the film, and it really hit home for me (no pun intended). Very touching, and some really fun performances by Danny Glover, Joseph Gordon Leavitt. Has an unusual amount of talk about God, and Faith for a Disney movie but it didn't bother me at all. These is a bit of swearing, but also a short message to go along with it. Also kind of awesome: Adrien Brody, Matthew McConaughey, Neal McDonough and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt before they became stars.

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Great messages
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age 10+

Some great performances, but occasionally boring, it's only worth watching once!

It's not a great film at all, it does get boring when they keep shoving stuff about angels down our throats for like 70% of the movie, but some of the baseball sequences are quite cool and entertaining, and Christopher Lloyd, he's always awesome!

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