• PG, 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Steve Carr
    In Theaters:
    Jul 1, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 20, 2005
  • 20th Century Fox


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Rebound Reviews

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Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2006

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Joshua Land
Village Voice
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Lawrence coasts on star power, genially sending up his bad-boy persona.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 6, 2005
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

It's a ready cinematic babysitter for harried moms and dads who need some weekend downtime detox from the brood.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 5, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2005
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Goes along pleasantly.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 1, 2005
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Lawrence and the kids find a common groove, and validate their casting.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 1, 2005

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.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 1, 2005
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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A reasonably fun family comedy.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 1, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

For all its predictability, though, Rebound turns out to be a fun movie for the kids.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2005
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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Despite the lack of originality, the movie is affable enough, thanks to some canny casting.

July 1, 2005
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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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.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

June 30, 2005
Cole Smithey

Even the teenaged misfit audiences to whom "Rebound" is targeted will lose patience with the film's uninspired gags and lazy writing.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

April 16, 2009
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

An adequate video babysitter, but kids and parents alike would have a better time simply rewatching The Bad News Bears.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 2/4

October 21, 2006
Scott Weinberg

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 Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 10, 2005
Michael Dequina

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 Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 1/4

July 19, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

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

July 14, 2005
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

It took no fewer than five writers to come up with this dull, harmless re-tread of The Bad News Bears.

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

July 13, 2005
Susan Granger

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 Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 3/10

July 9, 2005

Time Out
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007

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June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 5, 2005

Boston Phoenix
July 5, 2005
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