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Kicking & Screaming Reviews

Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York
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Will Ferrell has become the most unlikely embodiment of wholesome family fun since Fred MacMurray gave up film noir for My Three Sons.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York

August 16, 2007

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June 24, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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This isn't the worst setup for a kiddie comedy, but it proves that Ferrell alone can't carry a film.

Full Review Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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... barely watchable.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

May 21, 2005
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A zero, but the title describes how the audience is likely to react, perfectly.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 19, 2005
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Ferrell is one of the film's few bright lights. It's a shame to hide that subversive beacon under a bushel of dully inspirational sports movie cliches.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 13, 2005
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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As lazy, bloated and TV-screen- friendly as shameless promos come.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 13, 2005
Malene Arpe
Toronto Star
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If you're into Will Ferrell.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2005
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It just plods along, harmless but lifeless, going exactly where you think it's going.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 13, 2005
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Sit in a room by yourself, look at a blank screen for 90 minutes, and you'll have more of a chance of laughing at your own thoughts than you will at this movie.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

May 13, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Stop me if you've heard this before.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

May 13, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Silly, mindless and derivative, but Duvall brings some bite to the proceedings and Ferrell is dependably amusing.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Both Duvall and Mike Ditka, who plays himself and helps coach Phil's team, spend too much of the movie on the bench, and while they're there, the jokes run thin.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Even a soccer-savvy audience has better things to do -- like instilling unsportsmanlike behavior in their kids or sabotaging rival teams.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 13, 2005
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Most of the time, [the kids] go along. Most of the time we do, too.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2005
Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail
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A limping string of laboured sight gags and sentimental clichés.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 13, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Doesn't quite deliver the comedy goods, but it plays well in spurts and, thanks to Ferrell, remains slightly off-kilter.

| Original Score: C+

May 13, 2005
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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The sort of almost-there family movie for which half-stars exist in ratings.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2005
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Rather shakily directed by Jesse (son of Bob) Dylan, who possibly knows something about larger-than-life fathers.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

May 13, 2005
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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The kind of movie that makes you wonder why anyone would even bother making it in the first place.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 12, 2005
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A good script is the most essential ingredient for a good movie. Hiring a comedian isn't enough.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1/4

May 12, 2005
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Kicking & Screaming delivers what it promises, but it's time to promise something better.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

May 12, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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An entertaining family movie, and may serve a useful purpose if it inspires kids to overthrow their coaches and take over their own sports.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2005
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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There's few revelations, but it's pleasantly handled and swiftly executed. Kids will love it, and there's enough laughs to sustain their parents.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 12, 2005
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Crushingly inept family comedy.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

May 12, 2005
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A so-so family sports comedy that aims a weak satirical kick at the divided soul of the American middle-class dad, as personified by Will Ferrell.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Kicking & Screaming is yet another low-budget, high-concept vehicle for Will Ferrell to say and do dumb stuff, throw hissy-fits, get punched in the face, and find redemption (as both a dad and a son).

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 12, 2005
Scott Foundas
Variety
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An immensely likable, funny comedy that finds a novel approach to that familiar combo of kids and sports.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 12, 2005
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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A likable but labored situation comedy skewed heavily toward the situation.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 12, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Kicking & Screaming gives us Ferrell in top form. As the mentor to a squad of hapless 10-year-olds, he's the least mature person on the field.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2005
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Ferrell fiddles with different kinds of jokes as if he were trying on shoes.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 12, 2005
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Ferrell sticks with it, kicking and screaming indeed, distracting us with his good-natured mugging until enough 'it's-not-about-winning' lessons to fill a sequel are pounded home.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 12, 2005
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Just watching Ferrell pull faces (for lack of a better term) is hilarious.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

May 12, 2005
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Laughs-wise, it lacks the raucous edge of an Old School or Anchorman or the retro charm of an Elf, but there's still plenty of Will-power to fuel this likable underdog trifle.

May 11, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Ferrell doesn't just save this junk -- he rules it.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

May 11, 2005
Matt Singer
Village Voice
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Even the intermittent laughs undermine Kicking and its winning-isn't-everything message. According to the plot, competition makes Phil insufferable. According to Ferrell's performance, it makes him hilarious.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 10, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Will Ferrell is one funny guy.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 9, 2005
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