Tag Archives: Kevin Costner

For Love of the Game - * * 1/2*

Kevin Costner and baseball…for some reason the two just seem to go together. Costner has only made two prior baseball films (Bull Durham and Field of Dreams), but they rank among the best in his filmography. So seeing Kevin Costner … Continue reading

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Message in a Bottle - * * 1/2*

Is it possible for someone to love too much? Is being overly romantic a severe character flaw? Those are a few questions posed by Message in a Bottle, an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ romantic novel. It is schlocky and disposable … Continue reading

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The Postman - * * 1/2*

Kevin Costner returns to directing with a film that, on the outset, looks like a cross between Dances With Wolves and Waterworld. That description, however, doesn’t completely fit this postapocalyptic western (based on the novel by David Brin), which is … Continue reading

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Tin Cup - * * * 1/2*

Very engaging golf-themed romantic-comedy. Kevin Costner is Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy, a golf pro at a small West Texas driving range, never having hit the big time. His life changes when he meets Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a therapist … Continue reading

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Waterworld - * * 1/2*

Reasonable action fare. Interesting premise works well at times, but it seems as if the writers just didn’t think things through (i.e. why would consumables still be around several hundred years after the world was flooded?) Costner and Hopper give … Continue reading

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