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Playing for Keeps Reviews

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Jackie K. Cooper

Another "almost there" film for Gerard Butler. Amazing that he is still coasting on his "300" fame.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

December 12, 2012
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
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These are actors due a break. Unfortunately, this comedy-drama about a kids' soccer coach boinking a bunch of desperate housewives doesn't appear to be it.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

December 10, 2012
Rebecca Cusey

A star-studded cast and a good concept add up to less than nothing in Playing for Keeps, an attempt at a warm, family romantic comedy that, like the main character, succumbs to its vices.

Full Review Source: Patheos

December 10, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

There's a lot of poorly-conceived plot crammed into this film, and it never actually decides what it wants to be, emerging as a disjointed story suffering from severe ADHD.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 10, 2012
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Unfortunately for Butler it is another romantic comedy that misses the mark and does not score.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2/5

December 9, 2012
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

a slow drip of a movie that refuses to make up its mind about what it wants to be as it circles the drain

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 1/5

December 9, 2012
Brent Simon

What could have been a more complicated and contemporary suburban spin on Alfie feels like a lazy and anonymous daydream postcard of discord and resolution.

Full Review Source: Screendaily | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 8, 2012
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Director Gabriele Muccino can't decide whether Robbie Fox's script should be played as sex farce or heart-tugging romance - and splitting the difference is a loser both ways.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2012
Cynthia Fuchs

George is desperate, a point hammered home when, as he's recording a sportscasting demo, his concentration is broken by a phone call from a debt collector.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

December 8, 2012
Daniel M. Kimmel
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Like undercooked leftovers, it makes you wish they had spent a little more time getting some heat into it.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 7, 2012
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

It won't be up for any Oscars, nor will it score points for originality, but it's harmless enough fare for its target audience.

Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks | Original Score: 2.1/2

December 7, 2012
Todd Gilchrist

Playing For Keeps unfolds like a metaphorical deconstruction of his charms: a meandering, formulaic look at a former sports star confronted by an uncertain future as he continues to exploit the superficial things the world still seems to want from him.

Full Review Source: Celebuzz

December 7, 2012
Richard Roeper
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Smarmy. Dopey. Sloppy. Lazy. Creepy. Tone-deaf. Predictable. Embarrassing. Lousy.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 0/5

December 7, 2012
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It could be just the kind of pleasant surprise that leaves your inner cynic at a momentary loss for words.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 7, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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I'll long be haunted by Dennis Quaid's manic performance as a palm-greasing dad who seems to be under the influence of bath salts ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 7, 2012
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Another day at the Romantic Comedy Factory: '...Pull me down a Gerard Butler and a Jessica Biel, will ya?'

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: .5/4

December 7, 2012
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Ho-hum sports romcom lacks both laughs and chemistry.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 7, 2012
Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly
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Playing for Keeps takes place in a tonally incoherent universe, constantly shifting between rom-com farce and mawkish family drama.

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

December 7, 2012
Jim Judy
Screen It!

As the old saying goes, 'Well, that's two hours of my life I'll never get back.' Time is precious. Don't waste yours on a film like this. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)

Full Review Source: Screen It!

December 7, 2012
Brian Orndorf

At this point, I'm positive Gerard Butler selects his scripts by blindfolded dart throw.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

December 7, 2012
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