Eight Men Out

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Synopsis

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Cast

  • Jace Alexander
  • John Cusack
  • Gordon Clapp
  • Don Harvey
  • Bill Irwin
  • Perry Lang
  • John Mahoney
  • James Read
  • Michael Rooker
  • Charlie Sheen

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Metacritic

50

Eight Men Out is an oddly unfocused movie made of earth tones, sidelong glances and eliptic conversations. It tells the story of how the stars of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team took payoffs from gamblers to throw the World Series, but if you are not already familiar with that story you’re unlikely to understand it after seeing this film.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
100

For Mr. Sayles, whose idealism has never been more affecting or apparent than it is in this story of boyish enthusiasm gone bad in an all too grown-up world, Eight Men Out represents a home run.

Metacritic review by Janet Maslin
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
70

Given the inevitably knotty plotting, the message is oddly unrevealing, although the film features more than enough intelligently, wittily scripted moments to remain a fascinating insight into a crucial episode in the souring of that old American Dream.

Metacritic review by Geoff Andrew
Geoff Andrew
Time Out London