Tommy Lee Jones' stellar performance is almost completely wasted by an overly generic storyline (reporter recalling Cobb's career and life through flashback). This should have been baseball's 'Raging Bull', but it fell somewhat short. As loathsome as Cobb is presented in the film, it barely scratches the surface as to how horrible an excuse for a human being he actually was.
Hey, this wasn't too bad. The acting seemed pretty contrived and the dialogue is nothing special, but the subject is fascinating and the plot moves along rather well. Thank god it's not an underdog story, plus Cobb is a sports movie where you actually hear people say "mother fucker." They didn't keep it totally safe.