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2016 2.6/5 TV-PG SuperHD 86 minutes

Scientists and baseball greats analyze what a batter faces when a pitcher hurls a fastball, which takes less than half a second to reach home plate.

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Kevin Costner Directed by Jonathan Hock

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A fascinating and downright lovable documentary feature by Jonathan Hock.

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 2016-03-31

 

The sunniness of Fastball leaves out a lot, but watching it can be as pleasurable as an afternoon at the ballpark.

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor, 2016-03-28

 

The lively MLB-produced doc's choice archival material and full roster of new interviews will delight fans, both as a warm-up to the 2016 season and beyond.

Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter, 2016-03-28

 

Hock's documentary has a thrilling pop that should help it strike a competitive chord with anyone even remotely enchanted by our national pastime.

Nick Schager, Variety, 2016-03-25

 

You don't have to be a baseball fanatic or for that matter a historian or a physicist to appreciate "Fastball" ...

Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, 2016-03-24

 

With Kevin Costner narrating, Hock illuminates and entertains as he sketches portraits of the greats, from original fireballer Walter Johnson to the indomitable Nolan Ryan.

Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2016-03-24

 

This appealing documentary makes you understand why aficionados regard baseball as a form of poetry.

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 2016-03-24

 

Filmmaker Jonathan Hock goes beyond anecdotes to the larger role of the fastball in baseball, the way the game changed when the pursuit of velocities exceeding a batter's reaction time became a Holy Grail.

Tom Keogh, Seattle Times, 2016-03-24

 

[Stands] as further testament to baseball's status as our most chess-like sport, and one that, even when broken down to its tiniest component parts, never loses its magic.

Michael Nordine, Village Voice, 2016-03-22

 

There's nothing here that wouldn't have fit comfortably into an hour-long TV special, and it starts to drag after a while.

Chris Erikson, New York Daily News, 2016-03-23

 

For baseball fans, it delivers the high heat. For the non-fan, there may be a little too much inside baseball.

G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 2016-03-23

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