The Replacements Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 24, 2011
average lighthearted entertainment ... to be queued up more than normal in the coming months with a potential NFL lockout and strike looming
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Lightweight but likeable football story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 20, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Football flick has a great lineup, but fumbles the ball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
The Replacements is a bad movie, but a likable one.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
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.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
...what we have here is your basic feelgood comedy about scabs..
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
A haphazard film about half as sophisticated as the average beer commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Top Critic
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
While there's plenty in this movie that's mildly funny, The Replacements is nothing more than a high school romp.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
A pretty anemic piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
January 1, 2000
You will watch this movie and find it so familiar, you'll think you wrote it.
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Recycled humor -- and recycled heart -- from a host of former sports dramedies dating back to The Bad News Bears.
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A field goal, not a touchdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Settles for mere fluff when a solid sports film could feature all the bone-crushing body crunches while still investigating real issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Max Messier
January 1, 2000
A hokey mistake of a football film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
The Replacements deserves replacement as quickly as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jonathan Lewis
Gay Chicago Magazine
January 1, 2000
It is a giggle here at the testosterone posturing, and a chuckle there at the goofy cheerleader tryouts.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 1, 2000
The jokes are fusty and/or unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Just like a low-budget football comedy, only with money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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