• PG-13, 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    Tom Brady
  • In Theaters:    Oct 19, 2007 Wide
  • On DVD:    Jan 29, 2008
  • Fox Atomic

The Comebacks Reviews

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Blake French
February 16, 2008

for those who would rather step on a tack than sit through another Miracle, this film is a long overdue revival to the spoof genre.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
October 23, 2007

May not change your life, but it will be funny.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
Top Critic
October 20, 2007

As dumb spoofs go, The Comebacks isn't bad. It takes almost every sports movie of the last five years (Field of Dreams, too) and blends them into a single slapdash comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 3, 2014

it really tries too hard and has too many jokes that just fall flat

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic
May 13, 2009

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 18, 2008

...has been infused with an increasingly desperate sensibility that's reflected in the film's almost total lack of genuine laughs...

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
December 3, 2007

Someone should tell these guys you can't score a touchdown throwing lateral passes.

Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
November 3, 2007

Saying the makers of this film did a half ass job is giving them half of an ass more credit than they deserve.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 1, 2007

Throwing one sex joke after another does not a funny movie make.Just look at "The Comebacks," which is supposed to be a spoof of inspirational sports movies but instead is a parade of mostly lame sexual humor.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
October 26, 2007

[A] pretty much wit-free utterly uninspired takedown of the spunky-underdogs-beat-the-odds genre.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 26, 2007

The fact that The Comebacks makes fun of another sports parody, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, doesn't make it a good movie, but it does say something about the pilfering, postmodern, post-ironic age of cinema we live in.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 26, 2007

...desperately unfunny...

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
October 24, 2007

The Comebacks is probably the worst movie that's sludged across my professional eyeballs -- worse than Daddy Day Camp, Baby Geniuses 2, and BloodRayne.

Full Review | Original Score: F
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 24, 2007

Crude sports spoof too dumbed-down to be funny.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
October 23, 2007

I wouldn't be surprised if the football player Tom Brady is actually a better filmmaker than the filmmaker Tom Brady.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic
October 22, 2007

There is no I in "team," but there are three in "idiotic." And idiotic more or less describes the appeal of The Comebacks, a so-stupid-it's-funny spoof of inspirational sports dramas.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
Top Critic
October 22, 2007

Sports fans (including those with old head injuries) are likely to cheer. The rest of us may just go for the long pass.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
Top Critic
October 22, 2007

The dialogue in The Comebacks is bereft of lines that trigger even a snicker.

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
October 22, 2007

A resoundingly unfunny sports-movie spoof that should have gone straight to DVD.

Peter Sobczynski
October 21, 2007

So egregiously awful that it not only gives a bad name to parody movies, it gives bad names to each of the individual letters used to form the words "parody movies."

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008

Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2008

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