The Comebacks Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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+
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
October 19, 2007
One of the worst excuses for a mainstream comedy to be found this year...a loathsome filmgoing experience, created by the brain-dead for the brain-dead.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 26, 2007
...desperately unfunny...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
October 19, 2007
It's just embarrassing that this made it into theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
October 19, 2007
Composed entirely of gags you might have come up with your friends on a lazy Saturday afternoon drinking beer in a basement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 24, 2007
Crude sports spoof too dumbed-down to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
World Voice News
October 20, 2007
Let's face it, folks...we need another repetitive spoof movie like a piglet needs dirty fingernails...never registers beyond aping its lazy connect-the-dots jocularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
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
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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
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
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
October 19, 2007
Does it surprise anyone in America that a film like The Comebacks sucks?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
October 19, 2007
Keep your head down, your expectations low and, maybe, good things will happen. We repeat: Maybe.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Stax
IGN Movies
October 19, 2007
There are a few fleeting moments where you may find yourself chuckling, but it's more out of pity than pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
October 20, 2007
One of those parody movies that presume that merely making reference to another film constitutes a joke.
| Original Score: 1/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 3, 2007
Someone should tell these guys you can't score a touchdown throwing lateral passes.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2008

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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