| Original Score: 3/5
Lawrence coasts on star power, genially sending up his bad-boy persona.
It's a ready cinematic babysitter for harried moms and dads who need some weekend downtime detox from the brood.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Goes along pleasantly.
| Original Score: 2/4
Lawrence and the kids find a common groove, and validate their casting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This movie is funny with just the right mix of underdog sports, comedy, and charm. Yes, it's predictable, but it's also fun entertainment.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A reasonably fun family comedy.
For all its predictability, though, Rebound turns out to be a fun movie for the kids.
Despite the lack of originality, the movie is affable enough, thanks to some canny casting.
Rebound doesn't break new ground in the kids-reform- the-big- bad-guy formula. But it does offer a fun if familiar ride, thanks to Mr. Lawrence's deadpan comedic talents and some cute misfit kids.
| Original Score: C+
Even the teenaged misfit audiences to whom "Rebound" is targeted will lose patience with the film's uninspired gags and lazy writing.
| Original Score: D
An adequate video babysitter, but kids and parents alike would have a better time simply rewatching The Bad News Bears.
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Will probably go down someplace in the cinema history books, as it is the first film in which star Martin Lawrence never goes "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!"
| Original Score: 1/4
Why would such a talent as Martin Lawrence make a totally useless, inane movie? I'm guessing that, as usual, money talks.
| Original Score: .5/4
It took no fewer than five writers to come up with this dull, harmless re-tread of The Bad News Bears.
Every cliche-filled line and plot element comes from other, better movies, so why not wait for the upcoming remake of "Bad News Bears"?
| Original Score: 3/10