• PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    George Clooney
    In Theaters:
    Mar 24, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 16, 2008
  • Universal Pictures

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Leatherheads Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)

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 Source: Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine) | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 5, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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If the real NFL had started off this tired, we'd be spending our Sundays watching jai alai.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2008
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

Clooney tries to Flags of Our Fathers if directed by Preston Sturges.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 5/10

April 16, 2008

Leatherheads shoots for the Frank Capra/Howard Hawks goal posts but instead winds up getting bogged down midfield.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 2/5

May 1, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 6, 2008
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

As much as I was hoping it would be a game effort, I'd quick-kick 'Leatherheads' on any given Sunday.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

April 8, 2008
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Clooney stages screwball repartee like a ping-pong match shot through molasses

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Everyone's too mannered, and most everything's too slow. Especially for a throwback.

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

April 4, 2008
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Disappointing period football comedy laterals too often without a clear goal in mind.

March 31, 2008
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Leatherheads tries to be a screwball comedy, but it's more The Eleven Stooges.

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 2.0/5

February 2, 2009
Christian Toto
Washington Times

Leatherheads proves you can't make 'em like they used to, no matter how hard someone like George Clooney tries.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 4, 2008
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A 1920s football saga that blends rusty screwball comedy and perfunctory romance under a period piece veneer.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C

April 16, 2008
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Call it embalmed screwball.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 31, 2008
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly

Clooney's third movie as director is his weakest.

Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

May 4, 2008
Stephen Silver
The Trend

"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

June 11, 2008
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com

George Clooney's football origin comedy starts strong but loses steam before reaching the end zone.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 6/10

April 1, 2008
Rodney Chester
Courier Mail (Australia)

It's the bad moments that will probably stay with you.

Full Review Source: Courier Mail (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 7, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

I'm sad to report that Clooney has had his first misfire as a director.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 8, 2008
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Therein lies the problem with Leatherheads %u2014 it has too many fish to fry, and most of them come out half-done.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 2.0/4

June 28, 2008
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A well-meaning movie fatally dazzled by the very nostalgia it's drowning in.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

April 4, 2008
Scott A. Mantz
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