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Here Comes the Boom Reviews

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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
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Daft but hard to dislike ...

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

November 8, 2012
Matthew Turner

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
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
Jackie K. Cooper

Kevin James stars in the feel good movie of the year.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

October 23, 2012
Joshua Starnes

It will help a lot if you like Kevin James, because you're going to be spending the entire film with him, but he's a likeable guy and Here Comes the Boom puts its best assets to work and only occasionally falls victim to its worst instincts.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

October 15, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

superior to Warrior in every way

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 12, 2012
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood

Here Comes the Boom lets Kevin James strip off his shirt as well as his reliance on pratfall comedy.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3/4

October 12, 2012
David Noh
Film Journal International

Kevin James delivers solid entertainment with a surprisingly wide-ranging appeal in this unlikely mash-up of high-school education and ultimate fighting.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 12, 2012
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Kevin James transformed not only into a fighter, but also managed to perfect his lead role performance.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/5

October 12, 2012
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

October 12, 2012
Chris Bumbray
DVD Clinic

Better than you'd think.

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 6/10

October 12, 2012
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The movie's no knockout, but it's sturdier and more fun than you'd expect.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

October 12, 2012
Willie Waffle

Even a 4-year old can see the twists and turns coming a mile away, but everyone is so likable

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 12, 2012
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A crowd pleaser about a biology teacher who gets into mixed martial arts fighting.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

October 12, 2012
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

"Here Comes the Boom" plays it smart through appealing to its audience by acting like the class clown.

Full Review Source: Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 11, 2012

If Kevin James continues to make films that no longer fight his considerable talents -- such as the highly entertaining 'Boom' -- he someday might look back at such missteps as 'Zookeeper,' and laugh long and hard.

Full Review Source: Doddle | Original Score: 7.5/10

October 11, 2012
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Just like the Russian crowd cheering on Rocky in 'Rocky IV,' I was rooting for a happy ending even though my cynical little movie critic mind knew the result should be obvious.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 7/10

October 11, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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A moderately enjoyable, nontaxing sort of comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2012
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