Opening

20% The Identical Sep 05
20% The Longest Week Sep 05
71% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
72% God Help the Girl Sep 05
—— The Remaining Sep 05

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.1M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $11.9M
39% If I Stay $9.3M
31% As Above/So Below $8.6M
21% Let's Be Cops $8.3M
37% The November Man $7.9M
17% When The Game Stands Tall $6.0M
32% The Giver $5.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $4.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $3.6M

Coming Soon

—— No Good Deed Sep 12
—— Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12
—— Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Sep 12
100% The Skeleton Twins Sep 12
100% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Sep 12

New Episodes Tonight

88% Finding Carter: Season 1
43% Houdini: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Anger Management: Season 2
71% Dallas: Season 3
—— Mistresses: Season 2
25% Partners: Season 1
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Playing for Keeps Reviews

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James Luxford
The National

a celluloid own goal.

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2013
Eric D. Snider
eFilmCritic.com

No matter what kind of drab, derivative fluff you prefer, this exceptionally toothless comedy has something to offer.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com

July 28, 2013
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter

All the characters and their motivations are banal at best and half drawn at worst, leading to the question: why didn't this end up on The Hallmark Channel starring TV's hot-tail of the moment?

Full Review Source: Movies With Butter

March 18, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... a half-hearted comedy about the perils of former professional athletes that unsuccessfully tries to force together elements of domestic melodrama and romantic farce.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

March 5, 2013
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

An own-goal shambles of bland characterization, comic shtick, exes-still-in-love clichés and lazy implausibilities, Playing For Keeps plays down to the ugliest American stereotype of soccer-dull to the point of brain-death.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

January 29, 2013
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

Did Gerard really leave the UK and a guaranteed pundit spot on Match of the Day for an automatous son and callous wife? Playing for Keeps asks difficult questions like these but provides no satisfying answers.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

January 6, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

If this was a biscuit, it would be an own-label digestive, full of sugar and trans fats - but suited and booted in a glistening wrapper.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

January 4, 2013
Derek Malcolm
This is London

The comedy has its moments but they are few, and a high-powered cast, which also includes Judy Greer and Dennis Quaid, give mostly low-powered performances.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

January 4, 2013
David Aldridge
Radio Times

Even the usually reliable Dennis Quaid flounders as a fellow parent in a film that is at least slickly put together but is ultimately a sheer waste of talent.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 3, 2013
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

In the long, ignoble tradition of naff romcoms starring Butler, this stands alongside The Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter as the worst of its kind.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 0/5

January 3, 2013
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon

Sadly wastes its star-studded cast and has very little to offer in the way of laughs and touching moments.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 1/5

January 3, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Even an actor as capable as Dennis Quaid is incapable of wading in to save it.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

January 3, 2013
Anna Smith
Time Out
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Everyone involved deserves a script with more wit, originality and sense of purpose.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

December 26, 2012
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

Hitting our screens on New Year's Day, let's cross our fingers and hope that Playing for Keeps isn't an indication as to how the rest of 2013 will be for cinema. Best to get it out of the way early, I suppose!

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 1/5

December 21, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Not quite as bad as it sounds, despite the corny game plan.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

December 20, 2012
Rob Carnevale
The List

Rigidly formulaic and shamelessly sentimental.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

December 18, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Dennis Quaid hammers away at a nothing role as Thurman's husband, an adulterous alpha dog; it's nearly identical to the one he played earlier this year in What to Expect When You're Expecting, but who's counting?

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 14, 2012
Neil Pond
American Profile

A father-son heart-tugger wrapped around a mushy reconciliation rom-com sprinkled with tinsel of shiny Hollywood supporting stars acting like they're in another movie entirely.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 14, 2012
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

Garbage.

Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 1/5

December 13, 2012
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Fox hasn't penned a script since 1993's So I Married an Axe Murderer, and he apparently hasn't left his home, either ...

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1/4

December 13, 2012
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