Movie Review: 'The Scout' (1994) An intermittently comic baseball movie that has little to do with baseball and a lot to do with the wonders of psychotherapy as fantasized by… PG-13 Comedy Albert Brooks Brendan Fraser Michael Ritchie Dianne Wiest
Movie Review

Movie Review: 'The Scout' (1994)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Michael Ritchie and Dianne Wiest

An intermittently comic baseball movie that has little to do with baseball and a lot to do with the wonders of psychotherapy as fantasized by Hollywood. Albert Brooks plays a middle-aged loner on the Yankees payroll. Brendan Fraser is the kid he discovers, a genius on the playing field who's a mess off the mound. The performances are good, but once the story dives into the weedy outfields of Freudian transference, the movie goes wobbly like a pitcher with a tired arm. B-

Originally posted Oct 21, 1994 Published in issue #245 Oct 21, 1994 Order article reprints