Ballplayer: Pelotero

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Released 2012

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Released:
2012
Rating:
R
A gritty look inside the world of Big League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic, inside a never-before-seen world for an up close and personal look at the cost of the American dream. (Includes Spanish with English Subtitles)

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  • 80

    Salon.com Andrew O

    While "Ballplayer" is certainly unsettling, must-see viewing for baseball fans - a nonfiction follow-up to Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's outstanding 2009 feature "Sugar" - it's a vib...

  • 75

    Slant Magazine Chuck Bowen

    The doc is a sly, interesting achievement: It opens as an entertaining sports story and closes as a metaphor for government corruption.

  • 60

    Time Out New York Eric Hynes

    Essential, if artless, baseball exposé.

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