Here Comes the Boom Reviews

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Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
October 12, 2012
Here Comes the Boom is slightly above average for this sort of broad comedy, but is hampered by too many significant issues to be worth a watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Vincent Mancini
FilmDrunk
October 12, 2012
To see MMA marketed once again to the Truck Nutz Energy Drink Crowd is, yes, predictable, but still disappointing. It's impossible for me to see Henry Winkler singing an acoustic version of a POD song in an airport as anything but an embarrassment.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Inkoo Kang
Movieline
October 10, 2012
James creates a witty, confident everyman in the first act, only to sacrifice him to the pic's demands for formula and sentimentality thereafter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
Top Critic
Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
October 11, 2012
The film would have the same audience that came to see James get elbowed in the face also get weepy over disadvantaged schoolchildren.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
October 10, 2012
When the laughs come so few and far between that you can count them on one hand, it's not surprising that it leaves such a bland taste in your mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gibbs
The National
October 31, 2012
There's hardly a serious message being made about the plight of America's education system here, which makes one wonder what the point of it is.
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
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
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
October 11, 2012
Kevin James is so gosh-darned likable that he can make up for a lot of sub-par material, but not even he can make this tiresome effort work.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
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
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 11, 2012
Suprisingly charming family fare, although it is pure formula from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
October 11, 2012
Kevin James spends much more time in the embrace of sweaty tattooed males than he does in the arms of Salma Hayek.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
October 11, 2012
About as funny as being tickled by Chuck Liddell, which would really just hurt. Unfortunately for this reviewer, there was no tapping out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Eric D. Snider
TwitchFilm
July 20, 2013
It isn't nearly as funny or inspiring as it wants to be, but it makes a legitimate effort.
Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 11, 2012
"Here Comes the Boom" is all banality, though it delivers some goodwill even as it pulls a muscle trying to get its premise going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
October 12, 2012
Indeed, James does plenty of fall-down-go-boom, but it's wasted on a tediously conventional movie that does surprisingly little with the spectacularly strange sight of James in stampeding MMA mode.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 18, 2012
... a bizarre hybrid of Rocky, Warrior and Mr. Holland's Opus ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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