Here Comes the Boom Reviews

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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
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
November 8, 2012
Daft but hard to dislike ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
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
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
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
October 23, 2012
Kevin James stars in the feel good movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
October 15, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 12, 2012
superior to Warrior in every way
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
October 12, 2012
Here Comes the Boom lets Kevin James strip off his shirt as well as his reliance on pratfall comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 12, 2012
Kevin James delivers solid entertainment with a surprisingly wide-ranging appeal in this unlikely mash-up of high-school education and ultimate fighting.
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
October 12, 2012
Kevin James transformed not only into a fighter, but also managed to perfect his lead role performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 12, 2012
Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Bumbray
DVD Clinic
October 12, 2012
Better than you'd think.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 12, 2012
The movie's no knockout, but it's sturdier and more fun than you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
October 12, 2012
Even a 4-year old can see the twists and turns coming a mile away, but everyone is so likable
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 12, 2012
A crowd pleaser about a biology teacher who gets into mixed martial arts fighting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 11, 2012
"Here Comes the Boom" plays it smart through appealing to its audience by acting like the class clown.
Full Review | 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 | Original Score: 7.5/10
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
October 11, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 11, 2012
A moderately enjoyable, nontaxing sort of comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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