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Bad News Bears Reviews

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May 13, 2014
Even if you never saw the original Bad News Bears, you've probably seen this movie. You know, the one where the reluctant coach pulls together the ragtag bunch of misfits and teaches them important lessons about teamwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 22, 2005
It isn't funny; it isn't sweet, and it has none of the innocence of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 20, 2005
two films colliding here-one resembling the R-rated drunken night of a college student's rowdiness,the other resembling the awkward,PG-rated apology from a hung over man
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 27, 2005
Bad News Bears has been robbed of its nerve and repackaged for multiplex consumption.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 23, 2005
Bad news.
Read More | Original Score: D
July 21, 2005
It must have seemed like a home-run idea to remake the potty-mouthed '70s Little League classic, but the result is a lazy double.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2005
The kids in this knowing, tirelessly belligerent retread are as coarse and obnoxious as they ever were, maybe more so. And therein lies the problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 22, 2005
We're supposed to laugh because of the shock value, but that wears off after about five minutes, and then there are still 106 minutes left.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 12, 2006
There's just no reason for this thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 21, 2005
Watered-down beer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 21, 2005
Thornton just steamrolls his way through the film, rarely allowing the fun and comedy to breathe.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 22, 2005
Although it's hard to top Walter Matthau's irascible original, casting Thornton as the baseball-pelting, beer-swillin' yet lovable curmudgeon is kind of a no-brainer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 13, 2014
Billy Bob Thornton has proven he can do pretty much anything, but he simply does not look haggard, washed-up or miserable enough to be a believable Morris Buttermaker, the role Walter Matthau immortalized.
July 21, 2005
Another in this summer's legion of pointless and empty remakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 29, 2009
Linklater's directorial prowess can not be argued, but "Bad News Bears" just isn't good enough to watch again...
July 26, 2005
The film equivalent of a tribute band.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2005
Sure, you'll feel a bit ashamed laughing at the raunchy, tasteless humor, but it's a dark theater and no one will know it is you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 22, 2005
...Bad News Bears pitifully attempts to draw laughter from its audience by parading cussing and sassy children in front of the screen like obscene little parrots.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 20, 2005
...feels less like The Bad News Bears and more like the cliché-riddled sports-underdog comedies that have been ripping off The Bad News Bears for 30 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2005
Buttermaker's changes of heart seem to come out of thin air, visual jokes are underplayed and scene changes often feel random
Full Review | Original Score: C
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