Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Baseball movies are a dime a dozen. Some of them learn to transcend the sports genre and become universal tales while others struggle getting off the field and into our hearts. I rarely enjoy sports dramas if only because I find the sport boring and everything about sports films to be tired and repetitive in nature. Last year’s Moneyball was boring and cold, yet this year’s Trouble with the Curve is full of heart and a story that’s familiar to the genre, but different because of its strong father daughter bond and well-casted supporting players. Consider me surprised and impressed."