Every time Weaver or Cicotte enters the picture, though, the film comes alive, which suggests that Eight Men Out might have been better had it been told from one point of view, not many. Still, it is worth seeing, if only for the moving final scene with Weaver and Jackson.
The film has received high praise in many quarters. USA Today said it is the best baseball movie ever, and The New York Times called it "a home run." To this fan of both Sayles and baseball, Eight Men Out is a movie with only warning-track power.