Rebound Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 16, 2009
Even the teenaged misfit audiences to whom "Rebound" is targeted will lose patience with the film's uninspired gags and lazy writing.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
An adequate video babysitter, but kids and parents alike would have a better time simply rewatching The Bad News Bears.
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
December 10, 2005
Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if Rebound was written, shot, edited, and released over the course of ... let's be generous and say three weeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 19, 2005
Will probably go down someplace in the cinema history books, as it is the first film in which star Martin Lawrence never goes "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
July 14, 2005
Why would such a talent as Martin Lawrence make a totally useless, inane movie? I'm guessing that, as usual, money talks.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
July 13, 2005
It took no fewer than five writers to come up with this dull, harmless re-tread of The Bad News Bears.
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
July 9, 2005
Every cliche-filled line and plot element comes from other, better movies, so why not wait for the upcoming remake of "Bad News Bears"?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 8, 2005
The low-scoring Rebound makes Martin Lawrence's upcoming sequel to Big Momma's House seem like a blessed event.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 6, 2005
Exposure to Rebound will not require immediate medical attention - but you could say that about a plate of tofu. That doesn't mean there's any reason to seek it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 6, 2005
It's a laugh-free exercise in moviemaking by numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Joshua Land
Village Voice
July 6, 2005
Lawrence coasts on star power, genially sending up his bad-boy persona.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 6, 2005
The movie's bad, but at least it isn't aggressively annoying. It has puke jokes, but hey -- no farts! Put those quotes in your ads, 20th Century Fox.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 5, 2005
It's a ready cinematic babysitter for harried moms and dads who need some weekend downtime detox from the brood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
July 5, 2005
An underdog sports saga that skips nary a cliche on its nearly laughless journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
July 5, 2005
The funniest joke comes in the credits when it is revealed that it took five writers to come up with a story and screenplay that you and I could have coughed up one morning before lunch, depending on our typing skills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
July 5, 2005
The outcome of all this is never in doubt, and the film's attempts to be cute and cuddly are as insincere as Lawrence's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 5, 2005
Lawrence should take what he has accomplished here and run to someone with a better script.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 5, 2005
... a dumb, cookie-cutter sports movie that knows nothing about sports and even less about comedy.
Rafe Telsch
CinemaBlend.com
July 5, 2005
The exact same movie remade over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
July 3, 2005
The sanitized version of 'Coach Carter'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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