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Off the Black (2006) We haven't heard much from Nick Nolte since he took that wild 2002 Hawaiian-shirt mug shot. Off the Black proves he's still a great leading… 2006-12-08 R PT92M Drama Timothy Hutton Trevor Morgan Nick Nolte THINKFilm
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Off the Black (2006)

MPAA Rating: R

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UMPIRE FALLS Nolte is striking out in life, but finds a kinship with mischief-making teen ballplayer (Trevor Morgan) in Black
UMPIRE FALLS Nolte is striking out in life, but finds a kinship with mischief-making teen ballplayer (Trevor Morgan) in Black
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Dec 08, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 92 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Timothy Hutton, Trevor Morgan and Nick Nolte; Distributor: THINKFilm

We haven't heard much from Nick Nolte since he took that wild 2002 Hawaiian-shirt mug shot. Off the Black proves he's still a great leading actor. Rumpled, growly, and probably purposely invoking his tabloid past, Nolte plays an always-drunken small-town umpire who befriends the teen ballplayer who TPs his house. Sucking at the top of many a can, and greedily slurping the sides of an overflowing bottle, Nolte gives a master class in how to drink a beer on screen. The rest of his work here is sad, understated, and worth seeking out.

Originally posted Dec 06, 2006 Published in issue #911 Dec 15, 2006 Order article reprints