• PG, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Andy Fickman
    In Theaters:
    Sep 28, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 22, 2008
  • Buena Vista


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The Game Plan Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

In many ways, The Game Plan is really just a big-budget, feature-film version of a Disney Channel Original Movie.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

June 3, 2014
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B-

February 18, 2012
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

The Rock scores in cute (if predictable) comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 18, 2010
Matthew Turner

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 Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

March 6, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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 Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

February 21, 2008
Kam Williams

Formulaic, but watchable.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 2/4

January 23, 2008
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

The Rock once again proves himself the heir to Ahnuld as the action hero with an irresistible self-deprecating sense of humor.

October 12, 2007
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Somebody should put Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a remake of "The Miracle Worker," because when it comes to a working actor whose personality can override even the dreariest of cinematic drivel, he's right near the top.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B-

October 7, 2007
Stina Chyn
Film Threat

An amusing and timely distraction.

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

October 6, 2007
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

If you like this type of film - and I do, then you'll like this, it's definitely not something you run out and see, or spend full price on. But if it's on HBO it's worth checking out. I'm recommending because I like The Rock and I'm a sucker for fluff.

Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Original Score: B-

September 28, 2007
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

It's One Man and a Baby.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

September 28, 2007
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
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There are worse ways to spend two hours with your children, and The Game Plan, in trying to please everybody, fairly much succeeds.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2007
Pam Grady

This is not a movie designed to surprise, but as comfort food, it goes down pleasantly enough until the final credits roll.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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I was hooked. While the critic (sounds like cynic) nitpicked the movie's predictable storytelling and comic set-ups, the mother in me sniffled with emotion as the Big Bad Quarterback turned into a sloppy puddle of a man.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 28, 2007
Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
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Yes, this is a road we've traveled down before, but at least this time, it's paved with a lot of charm and heart.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 28, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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[Johnson's] quick smile and willingness to play along make him by far the most likable of modern movie muscleheads. He's thus one of the reasons to see The Game Plan.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 28, 2007
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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The movie is so likable that it glides over its many plot holes. The filmā(TM)s direction, by Andy Fickman, is raucous but never crass, and the affable Mr. Johnson is committed to every moment.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 28, 2007
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects

a big screen version of something made for the Disney Channel - only with The Rock instead of Zac Efron

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: 3/5

September 28, 2007
Pete Hammond

Pure Disney formula stuff (think 'The Pacifier' and 'Three Men And A Baby'). But despite its predictability the movie turns out to be a comic touchdown for The Rock who scores lots of laughs in this winning family entertainment.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

September 27, 2007
Nell Minow

Some audiences will find it as sugary as a fruit-scented princess pony sticker book, but its intended viewers will be delighted.

Full Review | Original Score: B-

September 27, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
November 3, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 6, 2007
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