Ok, I will admit up front that I love baseball and that I am very much a fan of Kevin Costner. Having said that, there have been some really good sports movies and many will say this is not one of them but I will politely and firmly disagree. When you come to the end of a career which I did a few years ago after 40 years being fairly good at what I did for a living, those last years bring on a lot of soul searching.
For me, as he worked through his life as he worked through the innings of the game, it was very nearly a perfect thing of beauty to see. I love the pace of baseball, the numbers, the rivalries that go back many decades and the elegance of a game that is both simple and very complex at the same time; just like life.
He ended his career on a perfect note but even better he finally got it as his team helped him to finish what he could not do alone; he needed them and in the process he figured out what else he needed to really live his life.
It does not matter how many times I watch this movie as it always gets to me and likely always will; perhaps I am just an old romantic at heart but I really don't care as I feel better after watching this movie and I like that fact.
I know this is not much of a technical review but then again I am not a theater or movie critic. I am simply someone who loves baseball and who likes movies that make me feel better. If you are even roughly the same then there is a fair chance you will enjoy this movie.