The Comebacks Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | 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.
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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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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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
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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
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
October 22, 2007
The dialogue in The Comebacks is bereft of lines that trigger even a snicker.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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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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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
October 20, 2007
The Comebacks displays nothing remotely clever or effective; rather, it will make you question whether in fact you ever found David Koechner funny in all those Will Ferrell comedies.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 19, 2007
An exceptionally lame genre parody that plumbs depths of ineptitude heretofore charted only by the marginally less abysmal Date Movie.
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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
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 19, 2007
Each scene exists solely to check a sports-movie cliche off the list; nothing builds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4