The Natural (1984) Movie Summary
Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball superstardom. Robert Redford stars in this inspiring fable that begins when 14-year-old Hobbs (Redford) fashions a powerful bat from a fallen oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability, fixing his extraordinary talent in the mind of sportswriter Max Mercy (Robert Duvall), who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobb's career. But a meeting with a mysterious woman shatters his dream. Years pass and an older Hobbs reappears as a rookie from The New York Knights. Overcoming physical pain and defying those who have a stake in seeing the Knights lose, Hobbs, with his boyhood bat, has his chance to lead the Knights to the pennant and to finally fulfill his dream.
The Natural Film Synopsis
An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league.
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A Much Improved Movie!Some of the other reviews are very odd. If you have seen the movie as originally released, you know the background of Roy is fuzzy at best, and it is never clear what went wrong and why, and the whole thing with the lady, etc. That was, in fact, the one area of the movie that always left me displeased. Here, finally, you get an understanding of what happened, and it was very clear to me. I did not find the added pieces confusing or choppy in any way - quite the contrary - you finally get the complete picture of his past, and I found this a much improved version of an already great film. You won't be disappointed..Score: 5/5
Omg this movie ROX!When I was fifteen my mom and I went to the old stadium where this movie was actually filmed and my mom said, "So this is where the Natural was filmed." And I say, "The WHAT?" THen she stares at me like I turned into a pig. "You never saw the Natural!" she gasped, and I shook my head, not having a clue as to what she was talking about. So she took me home and we rented the movie. I LOVED IT! Seriously, the acting is simply superb. After that, I became a baseball fan, (although not an infatuated one) and I still think of Hobbs whenever I think of baseball. Buy this movie! You won't regret it, and if you do, there's something wrong with you! :).Score: 5/5
The Original Natural Is Back!For years the only version of this movie available on iTunes was Barry Levinson's godawful Director's Cut, making it painful to watch the ruination of one of my all-time favorite movies. Well, recently, it appears, some valiant knight at Apple had the good sense to replace the Director's Cut with the original theatrical version. This is the only version anyone was ever meant to see..Score: 5/5
A Classic Movie RuinedBeware! This version is a re-edited "director's cut" where the additions actually subtract from the whole. A charmless and disjointed new beginning ruins the tone. Extra footage adds absolutely nothing and even the impact of Randy Newman's classic score is diminished in some key places. I am usually a fan of expanded versions, but sometimes... especially here... if it ain't broke, don't fix it..Score: 2/5
The NaturalThis is still one of my all time favorite movies. This particular version is a different cut of the movie, but none the less great. Phil Dusenberry and Roger Towne do such a wonderful job adapting Bernard Malamud's novel that for the first time the movie is better than the book. Barry Levinson 's direction is right on the money. An all star cast led by Robert Redford, this one still gives me chills at the end. If you are a baseball fan like I am then you will agree. The Natural is the quintessential baseball movie..Score: 5/5
The NaturalWhy did they butcher the original movie? I wanted the theatrical release - not this garbage..Score: 1/5
This is NOT The NaturalThere is NO warning that this isn’t the original. This Directors recut literally ruins the movie. Ruins it because if you have seen the original then you have memories that can’t and shouldn’t be replaced. Don’t believe me? Buy and be on my side. Very disappointed, and even more disappointed that Apple wouldn’t take care of a loyal customer. You get better results from retail stores with an actual human in your face to recognize that what has happened is wrong..Score: 1/5
Baseball lovers dreamA beautiful movie…and a fantastic cast..Score: 5/5
The NaturalInspirational classic. Truly one of the best baseball movies of all time..Score: 5/5
This is the best baseball movie everRobert Redford is amazing. The movie is great. A must buy for any sports fan..Score: 5/5
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All time favorite.This is by far, the best Baseball movie ever made. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favour and watch it..Score: 5/5
MythicalVery much like a tale of the gods sending a gift to toy with human weakness, the Natural is a descent to the pit and then an ascent to the top of success. One of the best movies ever. I was at a ball game recently and looked for a woman with a glowing hat...no such luck!!!.Score: 5/5
The naturalThis is like a Directors cut or everything in edition. Several deleted scenes have been added to the original which added 20 to 30 minutes. We were frustrated and annoyed at one of our favorite movies. If we had known we never would have purchased it. Please indicate that it contains deleted scenes. Keep the deleted scenes in the deleted scenes extra feature not in the movie..Score: 2/5
A must watchAMZING !.Score: 5/5
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