The Bad News Bears (1976)

Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten,
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
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Surprisingly, improbably, The Bad News Bears is the year's funniest movie.

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Michael Ritchie keeps his dead-end cynicism in check and produces a genuinely funny comedy about a Little League team managed by a lovably drunken Walter Matthau.

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An extremely funny adult-child comedy film.

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Amiably engrossing satire on the 'win ethic' that offers a take-it-or-leave-it approach to its serious points about enforcing precociousness on kids, but consistently delights with its panoramic comic invention.

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[Ritchie] keeps the sentimentality in check most of the time and obtains first-rate performers from his miniature cast all of the time.