Carr helms this fluffy formulaic sports fable with all the urgency of an awkward bounce pass...Rebound commits its share of flagrant personal fouls
| Original Score: 2/4
an updated, lifeless version of Hoosiers, and it proceeds like a "choose your own adventure" story where the answers are given for you
| Original Score: 2/5
... like a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy, the impact fades with each reproduction.
| Original Score: C
A lazy, by-the-numbers vehicle.
Even by the debased standards of preachy sports movies aimed at kids, this is pabulum.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
With the bounceless Rebound, Martin Lawrence has managed the feat of transforming from razor-tongue Bad Boys comic into a cuddly Bill Cosby clone.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
This is a stupid movie.
| Original Score: 1/4
Goes along pleasantly.
Lawrence and the kids find a common groove, and validate their casting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 3/10
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.
Rebound is almost the same movie as Coach Carter, played for Bad News Bears/ Mighty Ducks/Big Green/ Kicking and Screaming laughs.
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.
You don't want to think too much about a movie like this. But neither do you necessarily want to support it.
Short on laughs, if supremely inoffensive, this sleepy nonentity of a movie finds Mr. Lawrence in his huggable teddy bear mode.
Rebound starts off bad, then tapers off.
| Original Score: .5/4
This movie feels like it was the product of some court-ordered community service.
Rebound could easily have been written by a sophisticated computer program.
| Original Score: 2/4
Hollywood wants to know why audiences aren't rushing to the theaters these days. Rebound is a perfect example of why people stay home.
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.