Opening

43% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
42% If I Stay Aug 22
18% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
8% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
15% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
32% The Giver $12.3M
20% Into The Storm $7.9M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
65% Lucy $5.5M
39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
86% The Congress Aug 29
67% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Premieres Tonight

100% Doctor Who: Series 8
18% Intruders: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
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Discuss Last Night's Shows

33% BoJack Horseman: Season 1
—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1

Here Comes the Boom Reviews

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William Goss
Empire Magazine

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 Source: Empire Magazine

December 15, 2013

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

Full Review Source: Twitch

July 20, 2013
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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 Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

February 2, 2013

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

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2012
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

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 Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C

November 26, 2012
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

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 Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 2/4

November 20, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Now, then. When is Stallone going to start playing a head teacher? Maybe the switch would work the other way...

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 1/5

November 16, 2012
Ken McIntyre
Total Film

105 painful minutes of a fat guy getting punched in the face and falling down.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

November 15, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Merely the kind of film that once it's on DVD will end up as necessarily mindless fodder for bench-pressing numbskulls to watch in a gym.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 1/5

November 14, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The film aims to be simultaneously a coarse sentimental little-guy comedy, a tale of embracing the American dream, and an increasingly serious underdog fight movie on the lines of Rocky. It fails on all three counts.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 12, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Couldn't Kevin have raised the money by selling hard drugs or trafficking underage women? The closing scenes would, under those circumstances, have seemed only marginally less peculiar.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 9, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

There's nothing here that you haven't seen a dozen times before and done much better.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

November 9, 2012
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

I went in with rock-bottom expectations and came out pleasantly surprised. It isn't completely awful.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2012
Mike McCahill
Guardian

The Wedding Singer's Frank Coraci retains an endearing fondness for funny-faced bit-parts, but it's fundamentally formulaic in construction and mediocre in execution.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2012
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

A fantasia of hackneyed conceits about education ...

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Every now and again a film comes along that could play as a parody of itself with minimal alteration, and 90 per cent of them seem to have some kind of connection to Adam Sandler.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Daft but hard to dislike ...

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

November 8, 2012
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Surprisingly enjoyable, thanks to strong comic performances, likeable characters and direction that gets the tone exactly right.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2012
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Unfortunately, the comedy is strictly from the undercard.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

November 7, 2012
Eddie Harrison
The List

As an undemanding time-passer, Here Comes The Boom just about goes the distance.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

November 5, 2012
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