Living amidst the gritty poverty in Monterrey, Mexico, a rag–tag group of boys from the wrong side of the tracks discovers the joy of sandlot baseball under the guidance of Cesar, an aspiring Major League Coach thwarted by discrimination. Armed with the dream of playing a real Little League game, the young players defy a total lack of resources, disapproving parents, and widespread prejudice to score their first Little League victory and find themselves at the beginning of a once—in—a—lifetime journey all the way to the 1957 Little League World Series where a miracle will cement their place in history and change their lives forever.
- William Dear
- Jansen Panettiere, Clifton Collins, JR, Cheech Marin, Jake T Austin, Moises Arias, Ryan Ochoa, Emilie de Ravin
So overwhelmed by its own based-on-actual-events tale that it can't find the tone to tell it effectively.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 06.24.2010
It's an unabashedly corny but occasionally stirring dramedy based on the true-life story of scrappy young baseball players from Mexico.Joe Leydon, Variety, 07.07.2010
The heart of both the story and its telling do help in smoothing over other deficiencies, sweet and disarming in its belief that something like a baseball game can make a bigger difference.Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 07.07.2010
The film is perfectly mediocre, which is heartbreaking, not heartwarming.Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 06.24.2010