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The Longest Yard Reviews

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July 31, 2002
...gives us a glance of Reynolds when he still had potential, before he totally gave himself over to grin and giggle junk.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
October 11, 2007
Pardon me if I wasn't blown away by all its simplistic machinations and lighthearted appeal to one's baser instincts.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 28, 2005
That The Longest Yard is considered something of a classic is baffling...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2005
Though The Yard is a terrible picture, I'll admit to having unwillingly enjoyed some of the football practice and parts of the final game -- even though it's much too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 11, 2001
It captures a genuine feeling of competition, even if the premise is more than a little preposterous.
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
June 2, 2005
The film drags until it reaches the climactic football game, and the contest itself doesn't justify the two-hour run.
| Original Score: C+
July 5, 2005
The football sequences are excellent, which makes sense given that half of the actors were college or pro ballers themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2005
Aldrich's film is most alive during the team recruitment scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 30, 2005
One of Robert Aldrich's biggest hits, The Longest Yard (1974) combines his ferocious worldview with a new kind of rambunctious audience appeal...
August 4, 2008
An outstanding action drama, combining the brutish excitement of football competition with the brutalities of contemporary prison life.
February 9, 2006
Very exciting, very witty, and elevated above its action-movie status by Aldrich's deliberate references to Nixon in Albert's characterisation of the warden.
August 15, 2002
A guilty-pleasure excursion with Reynolds in top form. Lots of fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2002
One of Reynold's best roles and an agreeable comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2005
Aldrich...created Paul Crewe just as much as Reynolds did.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2008
What saves it, aside from good performances by Burt Reynolds and a thundering herd of supporting grotesques, is, of all things, a tough, tiny nut of valid social criticism.
February 20, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2006
The original has just the right mix of toughness and humor. Burt Reynolds was born to play incarcerated quarterback Paul Crewe.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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