Neither publication gives it four-stars. The Times says, “The film sometimes feels a little stodgy, especially because virtually all of the on-camera commentators are pretty long in the tooth, starting with Larry King, who bemoans for the 900th time the Dodgers departure from Brooklyn.” The Herald piece starts off with the opinion that it’s a “generic-sounding title of a generic-feeling documentary. Even Dustin Hoffman’s narration is delivered in a one-note drone.”
Both critiques do improve a bit. Having read several of these reviews, I wonder how old the writers are. I have the feeling their in the 20s-30s, and if that’s the case it would explain their lack of enthusiasm. Jews in baseball would not be as big a deal to them as it would be to their parents and grandparents (see the King remark above). Just sayin’.