Leatherheads Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 29, 2011
Leatherheads is too light-hearted to rise above its limitations, and its inability to decide on a tone doesn't help any, but it's too well crafted and thought out to be actually bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 22, 2008
Agreeable yet uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
October 15, 2008
Mostly simply tries for fun, and for a good part of it, it delivers. But with it's jumble of elements, it doesn't allow a central one to take hold and truly fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
June 13, 2008
This is the slightest of Clooney's directorial offerings, but it's carried over the line by two charismatic leads and a well-honed screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 5, 2008
The movie does a nice job with the period details, but Clooney still can't get the romantic comedy angle right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Stratton
The Australian
June 1, 2008
Leatherheads, which opens with the logo that Universal used back in the 1940s instead of the present one, is so successful at reviving the screwball comedy that you're prepared to forgive it some flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pauline Adamek
FILMINK (Australia)
May 29, 2008
As period rom-coms go, Leatherheads is mild entertainment.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
May 29, 2008
Leatherheads is like an oasis in the middle of a desert - a genuinely enjoyable romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 22, 2008
Meticulously recreating the era and the sensibilities of the time, Clooney looks as though he is having a riot of a time, be it is grappling in the mud for the ball, or throwing madcap lines at Renee Zellweger's worldly, ambitious journalist
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
May 20, 2008
It's hard to deny that Clooney is one of Hollywood's best leading men, and "Leatherheads" proves that he can be just as good behind the camera as he is in front of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 20, 2008
What starts as a thoroughly enjoyable screwball romp ... gets bogged down in some over-ambitious plotting and serious themes as it goes along
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2008
In his third film as director, Clooney has taken us back to the films he enjoyed as a child, the classic romantic comedies of Preston Sturgess and Frank Capra.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 14, 2008
Glib, sophisticated and silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 12, 2008
With its screwball comedy approach to how football changed from a no-holds-barred sport to one with strict rules, 'Leatherheads" is a nostalgic treat.
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
April 11, 2008
Self-assured even when it's self-aware, this is a fizzy concoction with three fingers of Billy Wilder and one of Frank Capra. It's shaken with the Coens and topped off with a splash of Ron Shelton and a cinematographical cream-soda sheen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leigh Singer
Film4
April 11, 2008
An amiable, good looking if largely inconsequential comedy that coasts on its stars' charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob James
Total Film
April 11, 2008
Is it a romantic comedy? A sporting history lesson? A homage to Howard Hawks? It's all three. Not the touchdown we expected after Good Night, And Good Luck, but still enough style, sophistication and movie-love to save Clooney from a kicking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Bushell
BBC.com
April 11, 2008
It's good-looking, good-natured and sophisticated, but Leatherheads can't choose between football biopic or screwball romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
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