The Longest Yard Reviews

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Variety Staff
August 4, 2008
An outstanding action drama, combining the brutish excitement of football competition with the brutalities of contemporary prison life.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 4, 2008
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 9, 2005
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5