Rebound Reviews

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
July 2, 2005
Carr helms this fluffy formulaic sports fable with all the urgency of an awkward bounce pass...Rebound commits its share of flagrant personal fouls
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
July 1, 2005
an updated, lifeless version of Hoosiers, and it proceeds like a "choose your own adventure" story where the answers are given for you
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 1, 2005
... like a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy, the impact fades with each reproduction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
July 1, 2005
A lazy, by-the-numbers vehicle.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 1, 2005
Even by the debased standards of preachy sports movies aimed at kids, this is pabulum.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 1, 2005
With the bounceless Rebound, Martin Lawrence has managed the feat of transforming from razor-tongue Bad Boys comic into a cuddly Bill Cosby clone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
July 1, 2005
This is a stupid movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 1, 2005
Goes along pleasantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 1, 2005
Lawrence and the kids find a common groove, and validate their casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
July 1, 2005
Director Steve Carr and the script by committee offers a formula comedy in which the paint-by-numbers design is far too obvious and the characters are cardboard caricatures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 1, 2005
Rebound is like mad scientist's horribly botched clone of Coach Carter with Martin Lawrence instead of Samuel L. Jackson, and vomit jokes instead of a script.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 1, 2005
Rebound is almost the same movie as Coach Carter, played for Bad News Bears/ Mighty Ducks/Big Green/ Kicking and Screaming laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
July 1, 2005
It's just another bland, junior-high-basketball riff on The Bad News Bears formula, one that takes every single dramatic cue from the underdog sports-movie playbook.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 1, 2005
You don't want to think too much about a movie like this. But neither do you necessarily want to support it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 1, 2005
Short on laughs, if supremely inoffensive, this sleepy nonentity of a movie finds Mr. Lawrence in his huggable teddy bear mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 1, 2005
Rebound starts off bad, then tapers off.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
July 1, 2005
This movie feels like it was the product of some court-ordered community service.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 1, 2005
Rebound could easily have been written by a sophisticated computer program.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 1, 2005
Hollywood wants to know why audiences aren't rushing to the theaters these days. Rebound is a perfect example of why people stay home.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 1, 2005
Rebound is a good example of the mediocre product so readily available at the movies. It's just sort of nothing at all really, a pleasant and forgettable 90 minutes of ... whatever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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