average lighthearted entertainment ... to be queued up more than normal in the coming months with a potential NFL lockout and strike looming
| Original Score: C
Lightweight but likeable football story.
| Original Score: 4/5
At least the ending doesn't cop out. There is no big happy ending where everyone gets a pro football gig or a big Nike ad campaign.
| Original Score: 2/5
Football flick has a great lineup, but fumbles the ball.
The Replacements is a bad movie, but a likable one.
| Original Score: 3/4
Wearing the same blank expression that's become his trademark, Reeves proves that after 15 years in movies he still can't deliver a joke.
...what we have here is your basic feelgood comedy about scabs..
There isn't a single bone of originality in its entire 110-minute running time, yet it just almost works out of sheer force of will.
| Original Score: 2/4
A haphazard film about half as sophisticated as the average beer commercial.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
While there's plenty in this movie that's mildly funny, The Replacements is nothing more than a high school romp.
A pretty anemic piece of work.
| Original Score: 5/10
You will watch this movie and find it so familiar, you'll think you wrote it.
Recycled humor -- and recycled heart -- from a host of former sports dramedies dating back to The Bad News Bears.
A field goal, not a touchdown.
| Original Score: 1/5
Settles for mere fluff when a solid sports film could feature all the bone-crushing body crunches while still investigating real issues.
A hokey mistake of a football film.
The Replacements deserves replacement as quickly as possible.
| Original Score: 1/4
It is a giggle here at the testosterone posturing, and a chuckle there at the goofy cheerleader tryouts.
The jokes are fusty and/or unpleasant.
| Original Score: 2/10
Just like a low-budget football comedy, only with money.