The Game Plan Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 3, 2014
In many ways, The Game Plan is really just a big-budget, feature-film version of a Disney Channel Original Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
The Rock scores in cute (if predictable) comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 7, 2008
A barf-inducer. A hurl-promoter. A projectile-vomit-stimulator.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
March 7, 2008
Somebody give Dwayne Johnson a decent role, please. Sure this is relatively inoffensive, but he's a great screen presence and deserves better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anna Smith
BBC.com
March 7, 2008
Despite its cheesy story, The Game Plan has one major trump card: The Rock is actually quite good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
March 7, 2008
Johnson's amiable performance makes this watchable for the target audience; namely sporty daddies and spoiled little girls primed to assimilate their lives into the Disney brand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
March 7, 2008
Even The Rock's immense charisma cannot save this predicatable fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 6, 2008
Watchable comedy that manages to overcome its formulaic plot and cliche-laden script, largely thanks to Johnson being such a likeable comic actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 21, 2008
Despite its almost painfully silly predictability, this film somehow manages to be engaging and rather enjoyable, thanks mainly to The Rock's on-screen charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 4, 2008
...it ultimately seems unlikely that the movie will appeal to viewers outside of its target demographic (ie pre-pubescent tots).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 24, 2008
The Game Plan makes The Pacifier look like No Country for Old Men.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
January 23, 2008
Formulaic, but watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
January 20, 2008
maudlin and manipulative
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 19, 2008
As a family friendly movie, The Game Plan works perfectly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 12, 2008
I don't know what planet the people who put this together live on, but the behavior depicted here has nothing to do with anything recognizable as human, let alone normal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 10, 2008
Not great, not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 27, 2007
The film improves, but the heavy handed first half drags its mood to the end, where predictability and corn mix into a concoction as unappetising as the health smoothie Joe Kingman creates for breakfast with his disgusted little daughter
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 20, 2007
Neither perceptive nor authentic, it lacks genuine humour and shows what an overwritten and under-funny script, put in the hands of immature actors, can produce.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 19, 2007
All fairly harmless, but outside of the kid and family target audience, also fairly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
October 19, 2007
You can't not like The Rock.
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