Leatherheads Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
April 5, 2008
There's a strange little war movie living inside Leatherheads. What isn't inside is a football film. Not enough of one, anyway. If this were American Idol, Randy Jackson would say it was pitchy and all over the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 4, 2008
If the real NFL had started off this tired, we'd be spending our Sundays watching jai alai.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
April 16, 2008
Clooney tries to Flags of Our Fathers if directed by Preston Sturges.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 1, 2008
Leatherheads shoots for the Frank Capra/Howard Hawks goal posts but instead winds up getting bogged down midfield.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 6, 2008
Tragically, Leatherheads is just OK, though the film may well find an audience among those eager for a little diversion, what with the nostalgia factor and the George Clooney factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 8, 2008
As much as I was hoping it would be a game effort, I'd quick-kick 'Leatherheads' on any given Sunday.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Clooney stages screwball repartee like a ping-pong match shot through molasses
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
April 4, 2008
Everyone's too mannered, and most everything's too slow. Especially for a throwback.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 31, 2008
Disappointing period football comedy laterals too often without a clear goal in mind.
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Leatherheads tries to be a screwball comedy, but it's more The Eleven Stooges.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
April 4, 2008
Leatherheads proves you can't make 'em like they used to, no matter how hard someone like George Clooney tries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 16, 2008
A 1920s football saga that blends rusty screwball comedy and perfunctory romance under a period piece veneer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
March 31, 2008
Call it embalmed screwball.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
May 4, 2008
Clooney's third movie as director is his weakest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Silver
The Trend
June 11, 2008
"Leatherheads" fails because it has trouble balancing its many plots, and because it has nothing remotely interesting to say about any of them.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
April 1, 2008
George Clooney's football origin comedy starts strong but loses steam before reaching the end zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rodney Chester
Courier Mail (Australia)
June 7, 2008
It's the bad moments that will probably stay with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 8, 2008
I'm sad to report that Clooney has had his first misfire as a director.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
June 28, 2008
Therein lies the problem with Leatherheads %u2014 it has too many fish to fry, and most of them come out half-done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
April 4, 2008
A well-meaning movie fatally dazzled by the very nostalgia it's drowning in.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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