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Rebound Reviews

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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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 30, 2005
I can't recommend the movie, except to younger viewers, but I don't dislike it. It's Coach Carter Lite, and it does what it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 30, 2005
Another in the endless series of movies about losers and klutzes who overcome lack of talent in one quick montage to learn the meaning of teamwork and beat the meanies.
| Original Score: C
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 5, 2005
... a dumb, cookie-cutter sports movie that knows nothing about sports and even less about comedy.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 29, 2005
Lawrence hogs the spotlight more greedily than Dennis Rodman in his wedding dress-wearing heyday.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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+
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
July 1, 2005
It's getting more than a little tiresome sitting through sport movies revolving around a team of under-aged underdogs and their curmudgeonly coach.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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
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
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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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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 30, 2005
Bad News Bears is due out next month, and one wonders what's more derivative: a remake of an old movie or a brand-new movie that merely rehashes the same old story with different faces?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
July 1, 2005
Rebound has the casting formula down pat. Fat kid, check. Tom boy, check. Gangly dude, check...
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.
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
July 1, 2005
Piles one gloriously misbegotten cliché and set piece on top of another.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
June 30, 2005
Martin Lawrence has given us another reason to buy a ticket to War of the Worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
June 29, 2005
Director Steve Carr doesn't even bother with scenes of the basketball team misfits discovering their skills and a love of the game. He just assumes you know the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
July 10, 2005

Boston Phoenix
July 5, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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