Hardball heroes meet grungy gamblers, and a sport is changed forever.
Director John Sayles delivers one of the best sports films to grace the silver screen, using a note-perfect cast, topped by David Strathairn, John Cusack, and D.B. Sweeney, to tell the sordid, and sad, tale of the 1919 Chicago White Sox.
Forever tarred as the “Black Sox,” after some of their underpaid players (possibly) conspired to throw the World Series, they still loom in the background of the sport a century later.
A lot of sports films are bloopers that drop in.
This one is a homerun to dead center.