The Longest Yard Reviews

August 4, 2008
An outstanding action drama, combining the brutish excitement of football competition with the brutalities of contemporary prison life.
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 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.
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.
May 4, 2005
Aldrich's film is most alive during the team recruitment scenes.
June 12, 2003
January 8, 2002
The lengthy football game is one of the most enjoyable sporting events ever put on film.