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Here Comes the Boom Reviews

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William Goss
Empire Magazine
December 15, 2013
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.
Eric D. Snider
July 20, 2013
It isn't nearly as funny or inspiring as it wants to be, but it makes a legitimate effort.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 2, 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 | Original Score: 7/10
December 7, 2012
The highly likeable Kevin James headlines a highly likeable school/sports comedy lark in which he again plays a lovable oaf.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 26, 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 | Original Score: C
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
November 20, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
November 16, 2012
Now, then. When is Stallone going to start playing a head teacher? Maybe the switch would work the other way...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
November 15, 2012
105 painful minutes of a fat guy getting punched in the face and falling down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
November 14, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
November 12, 2012
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.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
November 9, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
November 9, 2012
There's nothing here that you haven't seen a dozen times before and done much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
November 8, 2012
I went in with rock-bottom expectations and came out pleasantly surprised. It isn't completely awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McCahill
November 8, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
November 8, 2012
A fantasia of hackneyed conceits about education ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
November 8, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
November 8, 2012
Daft but hard to dislike ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
November 7, 2012
Surprisingly enjoyable, thanks to strong comic performances, likeable characters and direction that gets the tone exactly right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 7, 2012
Unfortunately, the comedy is strictly from the undercard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
November 5, 2012
As an undemanding time-passer, Here Comes The Boom just about goes the distance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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