Apr 272020

Tin Cup is a fun and charming romantic comedy with two charismatic performances from Costner and Russo, although it is a bit long running over two hours.



Tin Cup
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Sports
Warner Archive | R – 135 min. – $21.99 | April 14, 2020

Date Published: 04/27/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Ron Shelton
Writer(s): John Norville and Ron Shelton (screenplay)
Cast: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Martin

Features: Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35 (measured at 2.37)
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 42.42 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.33 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


THE MOVIE — 3.5/5

Plot Synopsis: Roy McAvoy (KEVIN COSTNER) was a golf pro with a bright future, but his rebellious nature and bad attitude cost him everything. Now working as a golf instructor, he falls for his newest pupil, Dr. Molly Griswold (RENE RUSSO), a psychiatrist who happens to be the girlfriend of PGA Tour star and Roy’s rival, David Simms (DON JOHNSON). After he is humiliated by Simms at a celebrity golf tournament, McAvoy decides to make a run for the PGA Tour, as well as Molly’s heart.

Quick Hit Review: Tin Can is a lengthy but still fun romantic-comedy that actually makes the game of golf somewhat thrilling, though for my money, I could never watch it on TV. The film certainly does excel thanks to the amazing and smile-inducing chemistry between Kevin Costner and Rene Russo, the latter whom no matter who the leading man is, she’s so effortlessly charming, such is the case here. Cheech Marin makes for an amusing supporting character and Don Johnson plays smarmy quite well.

The film marks the re-teaming of Costner with his Bull Durham director, Ron Shelton although by comparison the magic isn’t the same as the story had an emotional core. However, and while a good 10-15 minutes could have been taken out, Tin Cup was still a fun and all around entertaining flick, one that has held up over the years and makes for good replay value and worth checking out now considering current circumstances.



The only feature included is the Theatrical Trailer (1:59).



VIDEO – 4.25/5, AUDIO – 4.5/5

Warner Brothers releases Tin Cup onto Blu-ray presented with a (as measured) 2.37 widescreen aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture here looks fairly good, detail isn’t always the best however, colors do have some nice vibrancy to them and at the very least this is clean, free of any major signs of specs, aliasing or other flaws. Of course, the movie is only 24 years old and it’s unlikely any major restoration work had to be done.

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track and while this certainly is a strictly dialogue driven film, with some folk songs thrown in, there is some fine depth for that music with most of the action, be it talking or golf balls being struck, comes through the center speaker. In addition, there is minimal use of the LFE channel.

OVERALL – 3.5/5

Tin Cup is a fun and charming romantic comedy with two charismatic performances from Costner and Russo, although it is a bit long running over two hours. Still, if you never caught this in the 20+ years since its release, well worth checking out.

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