Here Comes the Boom (2012)



Critic Consensus: Here Comes the Boom benefits from Kevin James's genial presence but the film doesn't deliver enough laughs to live up to its title -- or enough satisfying plot to make up the difference.

Movie Info

In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler,) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy - most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) - but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that … More

Rating: PG (for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Allan loeb, Kevin james, Kevin James, Allan Loeb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 5, 2013
Box Office: $45.3M
Sony/Columbia Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Here Comes the Boom

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (22)

Ultimately, the film is much too derivative to stand (and deliver) on its own, but at its best moments, it proves amiably average, chiefly due to James' natural charms.

Full Review… | December 15, 2013
Empire Magazine

It isn't nearly as funny or inspiring as it wants to be, but it makes a legitimate effort.

Full Review… | July 20, 2013

A lightweight action-comedy that only tries to entertain, but at least it meets that modest goal. And it knocks out lighter weight comedies like The School of Rock.

Full Review… | February 2, 2013
Movie Metropolis

The highly likeable Kevin James headlines a highly likeable school/sports comedy lark in which he again plays a lovable oaf.

Full Review… | December 7, 2012

The 'Mr. Holland's Opus' meets 'Rocky II' story will satisfy some who long for innocuous content, even those who know James deserves better material.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

An average made-for-TV-type movie that makes its way onto the big screen, 'Here Comes the Boom' doesn't pack much of a punch.

Full Review… | November 20, 2012
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Audience Reviews for Here Comes the Boom

A wonderful and great surprise. A hilarious and wickedly enjoyable comedy that's filled with action and heart. Kevin James wins by a knockout in this one. Henry Winkler is terrific. Baz Rutton is a blast to watch. A tremendously enjoyable and immensely watchable comedy that works on any level. Its nothing but a good time from start to finish.

Al S

Super Reviewer

"Here Comes the Boom" takes no risks whatsoever. The humor doesn't connect and the story is lacking. But you know what? It's a fun time all because of the lovable presence of Kevin James and the humorous Bas Rutten. "Here Comes the Boom" won't leave a lasting impression on your mind, but it's an enjoyable time at the movies.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

Here Comes the Boom was a film that I knew my low expectations would be met with no disappointments. I mean, I like Kevin James. I think he's a pretty funny guy. I even took notice to his more slender built. He must have physically worked hard for this role. But it seems like every Kevin James film or Adam Sandler film there is all of these recycled actors in the mix. The films are basically made up of other actors they are friends with. You get a new face here and there, but it's mostly the same cast in every film. I guess it's nice of them to give them roles to keep them employed. But it gets a bit old. So does these unfunny films. I liked that they gave notice to how important the music is in schools. But all of the rest was farfetched. I laughed a couple times, but still the film fell flat. I only even watched it because my nephew loves Kevin Smith (He's obsessed with that damn mall movie he's in). It's not something I would see again unless I caught it on T.V. Well that and if my nephew begs me. I can't say no to him. He is my kryptonite.


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