• PG-13, 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Dennis Dugan
    In Theaters:
    Apr 7, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 25, 2006
  • Sony Pictures Releasing


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The Benchwarmers Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Stupidity this epic can only be the deliberate work of cynical opportunists.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 1/5

November 7, 2012
Simon Weaving

In the last line of the film, as the final credits thankfully disappear, Richie casually says "that was a waste of time wasn't it?" Yes. Definitely.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 1/5

October 10, 2009

It doesn't take a genius to work out what's on offer: toilet humour, physical comedy, more toilet humour and an Americans-do-it-best schmaltzy climax.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 29, 2008
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately nothing more than a silly, egregiously sentimental comedy...

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

December 1, 2006
Kevin A. Ranson

You won't know whether to roll your eyes or smile like a fool, but you will know you've been entertained.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

October 14, 2006
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

...there was actually a small smattering of applause when the movie ended. Whether they were clapping for the film or just the fact that it was finally over will have to remain a mystery.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 13, 2006
David Mattin

The Benchwarmers is better than it should have been. Only, that's not saying much.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 6, 2006
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

Even Jon Lovitz with a Batmobile, a dwarf attack in a playroom, and David Spade's best wig ever can't save this mawkish misfire.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

June 2, 2006
Matthew Turner

Unfunny, badly thought out and occasionally downright offensive, this is an extremely poor effort, even by the standards of other Rob Schneider movies.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 1/5

June 1, 2006
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Just when the baseball slapstick starts wearing thin, a final-reel gush of truly cynical sentiment on behalf of the physically challenged sends the ordeal-factor off the scale.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 1, 2006
Jim Schembri
Sydney Morning Herald

Highbrow humour is not the film's strong point but there's no faulting the sincerity of this against-all-odds comedy.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

May 20, 2006
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle

The Benchwarmers strikes out. Again and again and again.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0.5/5

May 13, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

This abysmally static comedy, the brainfart of 'the people who brought you Big Daddy' is a mess on every level %u2026 depressingly woeful.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

May 13, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Starring Schneider and Spade, whose careers have been circling the drain for years, and Heder, who won't be far behind them if he doesn't improve his career moves.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

May 12, 2006
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

This comedy made me laugh exactly 3 times during its entire 80-minute run.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 3/10

May 12, 2006
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Only the reliably funny Jon Lovitz delivers his lines with any aplomb, providing just a few laughs in this otherwise horrid movie.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 0.5/5

May 6, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Believe it or not, The Benchwarmers is so lame that it can't even lay claim to being the best Adam Sandler-produced movie not screened for critics in 2006

Full Review Source: New Times

April 29, 2006
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

An Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler, THE BENCHWARNERS offers the worst of all worlds.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media

April 23, 2006
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

What is Craig Kilborn doing in this movie?

Full Review | Original Score: D+

April 22, 2006
Susan Granger

There's a reason this comedy was not screened for critics. It strikes out, except at Pizza hut which must be thrilled with its product placements.

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 1/10

April 18, 2006
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