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Home RunAn alcoholic ballplayer (Scott Elrod) has to return to his hometown to enter a rehab program, there he finds new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team.
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Critic Reviews of "Home Run"
Washington PostApril 19, 2013
The strongest scenes take place in dingy hotel rooms, on a deserted farm or in the rehab sessions. It's during these moments that "Home Run" swings for the fences, and often connects.
Detroit NewsApril 19, 2013
It's preaching the gospel of a 12-step recovery program with a heavy helping of Jesus for guidance. And the corn can get pretty high ...
Los Angeles TimesApril 18, 2013
Almost from the beginning the message overwhelms the medium.
Movie MetropolisOctober 25, 2013
As Christian-themed movies go, this one may not be an over-the-fence hit, but decent enough acting almost compensates for a clichéd plot that's intended as a too-obvious illustration/inspiration.
Austin ChronicleApril 26, 2013
This slightly better-than-average family film is all paint-by-numbers.
Common Sense MediaApril 19, 2013
Athlete learns what's important in alcoholism drama.
Film Journal InternationalApril 19, 2013
Baseball, little kids and religion could be a queasy formula for the movie blues but, happily, this one slides down pretty easily.
Tulsa WorldApril 19, 2013
It delivers its message of hope and healing in a manner that is honest, entertaining and authentic, in a film that can reach audiences both religious and secular.
Milwaukee Journal SentinelApril 18, 2013
Boilerplate rise-fall-redemption stuff that works more when it's trying to do less.
Movie NationApril 16, 2013
Well-cast but thinly scripted faith-based dramedy about baseball, booze and redemption
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