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The Longest Yard Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette us a glance of Reynolds when he still had potential, before he totally gave himself over to grin and giggle junk.

Full Review | Original Score: C

July 31, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pardon me if I wasn't blown away by all its simplistic machinations and lighthearted appeal to one's baser instincts.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

October 11, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

That The Longest Yard is considered something of a classic is baffling...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

May 28, 2005
Nora Sayre
New York Times
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Though The Yard is a terrible picture, I'll admit to having unwillingly enjoyed some of the football practice and parts of the final game -- even though it's much too long.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 9, 2005
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

It captures a genuine feeling of competition, even if the premise is more than a little preposterous.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 68/100

April 11, 2001
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The film drags until it reaches the climactic football game, and the contest itself doesn't justify the two-hour run.

| Original Score: C+

June 2, 2005
Gerardo Orlando

The football sequences are excellent, which makes sense given that half of the actors were college or pro ballers themselves.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

June 12, 2003
Scott Weinberg

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Aldrich's film is most alive during the team recruitment scenes.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B+

May 4, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of Robert Aldrich's biggest hits, The Longest Yard (1974) combines his ferocious worldview with a new kind of rambunctious audience appeal...

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 30, 2005
Variety Staff
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An outstanding action drama, combining the brutish excitement of football competition with the brutalities of contemporary prison life.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 4, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Very exciting, very witty, and elevated above its action-movie status by Aldrich's deliberate references to Nixon in Albert's characterisation of the warden.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A guilty-pleasure excursion with Reynolds in top form. Lots of fun.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 15, 2002
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World

One of Reynold's best roles and an agreeable comedy.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2002
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

Aldrich...created Paul Crewe just as much as Reynolds did.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

July 3, 2005
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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What saves it, aside from good performances by Burt Reynolds and a thundering herd of supporting grotesques, is, of all things, a tough, tiny nut of valid social criticism.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 4, 2008
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

February 20, 2004
Chuck O'Leary

The original has just the right mix of toughness and humor. Burt Reynolds was born to play incarcerated quarterback Paul Crewe.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

February 18, 2006
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 31, 2002
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