Bull Durham (1988) - Comedy, Romance, Sport

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A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 15 out of 136 found boring (11.02%)

One-line Reviews (70)

" I also found the music was pretty boring.

But baseball is bigger, the most boring of the popular sports.

This can be placed in the baseball genre as well as a coming of age drama.

Like I said, maybe not an Oscar-worthy pick, but definitely thoroughly entertaining and one of my all-time favorites.

This is a very comedic movie that ties sports and love together in a very interesting and entertaining way.

Story is very simple, and the approach to it is also easy and enjoyable.

As was said previously, the attraction comes from watching three intriguing characters and three fine performances.

As previously stated, this is the only movie I have ever walked out on.

The only movie I have ever walked out on!.

And really what makes parts of the film extraordinary is its oblique answer to philosophy, media coverage (intentionally being boring as the highest art of public relations), and movie plot lines.

One of the most popular baseball movies Bull Durham is an exciting film that will be appreciated by non-baseball fans as well.

Anyway, this film is hugely enjoyable escapism, just like baseball.

which is stupid and a waste of money and time.

I especially liked watching Crash interact with Nuke because they had some pretty entertaining dialogue (like when Crash makes Nuke hit the mascot).

Any scene with Coster and Robbins together is exciting to watch because their friendship takes interesting turns as it develops.

"Bull Durham" is only fairly engaging, which is a surprise as it is a sports movie.

) but on the whole, this seemed like a long, pointless exercise in...

but the movie is worth watching.

It's as romantic as it is thrilling and hilarious.

But this is a rather pointless exercise.

And I certainly grant you: it's a fun movie, and an enjoyable one.

Her Annie Savoy is mature and worldly and fascinating enough to entice a man like Crash.

The movie is very slow, and pretty boring.

My memory has faded quite a bit since 1988, but the sheer boredom remains embedded.

We never get these global, grande feeling that baseball means more than just hitting balls and boredom.

that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap"-- Crash calls the majors "the show"-- The only real teaching Crash gives Nuke is about the TeeVee cliches-- We have three kinds of actors.

Susan Sarandon met her love Tim Robbins on this film-set, and their chemistry is entertaining and funny.


At running time 1 h 40 min this movie barely drags and it's an entertaining easy ride.

), and Robert Wuhl, are worth watching.

This is a funny, unpredictable and well acted movie about minor league baseball with believable characters.

It's a coming of age story, a romance, and the end of a chapter in life.

A Great, Entertaining Film .

After all, look at the erotic scenes, nothing extreme or shocking, but they are very exciting.

this is such a waste of time and effort it's unbileveable.

How is that entertaining as the cornerstone of a film?

Susan Sarandon is particularly memorable as a temptress, her desperate exclamation after her failure to seduce Tim Robbins is intense and also comical at the same time.

the story was bland, unoriginal, and pretty much boring.

Both Annie and Crash teach Nuke the same lesson, but in different ways: to slow down and think less.

Tim Robbins for me is truly a star turn as Nuke the young pitcher as although Costner leads the film, Robbins is very good in his young testosterone filled role, he is fun and enjoyable.

The relationship between the two men is stronger though and makes for an more enjoyable dynamic around the baseball diamond.

Bull Durham celebrates the exciting possibilities of Spring, as it laments the knowing stillness of Winter.

I wanted to turn it off after half an hour.


In the movie was made in 1988 ably 487 minder shut started to call it was really not nice to see all those skinny people gamble in the 80s it's alright it's terrible terrible all those skinny people just terrible like a horror movie on the baseball field it was terrible to see them so terribly skinny nowadays in real life you don't see people so skinny and if you would see them so skinny or skinny as in the movie you would say Hitman go see a doctor you know and that's kind of a personal people they give the head leads in the rules of the movie it is just plain terrible they are too skinny and lizard people of cuz you hear the theories of lizard people controlling all of all the woods and the Jews and everything in the world but what can you do about it so I can you say it's the way life is it's where the money rolls and of course but anyway let us forget about it let us focus on the movie here which is what I'm talkin about the movie is great move was great yes yes yes I will not see it again maybe in 10 years from now or something that I might see it again or if it's on TV in 8 years from now because it's a very quiet simple movie If I want to fall asleep I will put this movie on and I will be very happy to do so yes the movie Bull Durham was great inshallah

And baseball is one of the most boring sports to watch.

"Bull Durham" is one of those engaging sports films that can be enjoyed no matter if one isn't a fan of the sport in question - in this case, baseball.

Thankfully, it doesn't dwell on these elements, the lack of a traditional happy ending for Crash further solidifies the mostly cliche-free narrative.

The story itself isn't much we haven't seen before, but the characters are anything but formulaic.

Other boring sports include tennis, curling, and NASCAR.

'Bull Durham' is humorous, energetic & most of all, entertaining.

oh did I mention it was boring.

I found it boring, and suggest that you see it on regular TV where it is edited for content and time aloud.

Pointless, boring, inane.

It has a certain charm, but very low in key, rather like some unexpected and interesting rock formation you stumbled across on the Appalachian trail.

A fairly engaging story .

Good, easy and enjoyable movie .

If insomnia is your problem, then take a dose of Bull Durham.

A very pleasant , charming and enjoyable comedy.

Even the wardrobes were pretty boring.

Probably helps a lot, watching this film, if you're American and of course, a baseball lover, neither of which I am, so maybe I'm a bit out of line marking down this sometimes entertaining sports/sex-farce.

With this you should watch it with a little warm heart going into it and it will be hugely enjoyable, If it doesn't make you laugh then look to the romance part as it really can be fun and hugely entertaining.

) The characters are just fascinating and full of life, and not just the three leads.

Still, it was good and very entertaining.

The supporting cast is completely boring.

It is warm, funny, loving, and oh so entertaining.

This is, all round, a very solid, and entertaining comedy/drama which is not by-the-numbers and which achieves its aims quite well.

Rookie phenom Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) joins the Durham Bulls as a talented, albeit unpredictable, pitcher.

Overall, "Bull Durham" is a very enjoyable romantic sports movie.

It is a safe bet for an enjoyable evening.