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The Benchwarmers Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
Stupidity this epic can only be the deliberate work of cynical opportunists.
| Original Score: 1/5
Simon Weaving
October 10, 2009
In the last line of the film, as the final credits thankfully disappear, Richie casually says "that was a waste of time wasn't it?" Yes. Definitely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 29, 2008
It doesn't take a genius to work out what's on offer: toilet humour, physical comedy, more toilet humour and an Americans-do-it-best schmaltzy climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 1, 2006
...ultimately nothing more than a silly, egregiously sentimental comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin A. Ranson
October 14, 2006
You won't know whether to roll your eyes or smile like a fool, but you will know you've been entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
July 13, 2006
...there was actually a small smattering of applause when the movie ended. Whether they were clapping for the film or just the fact that it was finally over will have to remain a mystery.
David Mattin
June 6, 2006
The Benchwarmers is better than it should have been. Only, that's not saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
June 2, 2006
Even Jon Lovitz with a Batmobile, a dwarf attack in a playroom, and David Spade's best wig ever can't save this mawkish misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
June 1, 2006
Unfunny, badly thought out and occasionally downright offensive, this is an extremely poor effort, even by the standards of other Rob Schneider movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 1, 2006
Just when the baseball slapstick starts wearing thin, a final-reel gush of truly cynical sentiment on behalf of the physically challenged sends the ordeal-factor off the scale.
Jim Schembri
Sydney Morning Herald
May 20, 2006
Highbrow humour is not the film's strong point but there's no faulting the sincerity of this against-all-odds comedy.
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
May 13, 2006
The Benchwarmers strikes out. Again and again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 13, 2006
This abysmally static comedy, the brainfart of 'the people who brought you Big Daddy' is a mess on every level %u2026 depressingly woeful.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Starring Schneider and Spade, whose careers have been circling the drain for years, and Heder, who won't be far behind them if he doesn't improve his career moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 12, 2006
This comedy made me laugh exactly 3 times during its entire 80-minute run.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
May 6, 2006
Only the reliably funny Jon Lovitz delivers his lines with any aplomb, providing just a few laughs in this otherwise horrid movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 29, 2006
Believe it or not, The Benchwarmers is so lame that it can't even lay claim to being the best Adam Sandler-produced movie not screened for critics in 2006
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
April 23, 2006
An Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler, THE BENCHWARNERS offers the worst of all worlds.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
April 22, 2006
What is Craig Kilborn doing in this movie?
Full Review| Original Score: D+
Susan Granger
April 18, 2006
There's a reason this comedy was not screened for critics. It strikes out, except at Pizza hut which must be thrilled with its product placements.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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