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Here Comes the Boom Reviews

October 13, 2012
Weak humor and vanilla plotting have replaced legitimate drama, pathos, and character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 12, 2012
It's nice that the hero goes to the mat for what he believes in. But he's not the only thing that comes down with a thud.
October 12, 2012
It delivers exactly what's expected from a flabby mishmash of high school inspirational tale and Mixed Martial Arts fighting exhibitionism ladled out by Adam Sandler running mate Frank Coraci ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 12, 2012
Here Comes the Boom will probably connect like a haymaker with most of its intended audience. The leads are likeable, and the plot, though beyond incredible, is at the very least distracting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 12, 2012
Why doesn't most of this movie take place in a coma ward?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 12, 2012
"Here Comes the Boom" is so full of clichés from other, better movies that it is almost plays like a parody of an underdog tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 12, 2012
"Here Comes the Boom'' is low on raunch but even lower on laughs. It also looks like half the lighting crew failed to show up.
October 12, 2012
For the most part, "Boom" lazily follows Adam Sandler's proven recipe for box-office success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2012
Cage fighting is not inherently funny. In fact, it's the opposite of funny, something like cock fighting only with people, and this presents a problem the movie never completely overcomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2012
A moderately enjoyable, nontaxing sort of comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2012
The film works hard at its inoffensiveness. Throughout, jokes are left on the table, setups never pay off in any significant way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 11, 2012
Here Comes the Boom telegraphs every punch in its arsenal, but when the comedy connects, it can deliver with funny force.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 11, 2012
[It] delivers repeated blows - to the abdomen, to the head, and to the groin, but not often enough to the funny bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2012
The film would have the same audience that came to see James get elbowed in the face also get weepy over disadvantaged schoolchildren.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 11, 2012
Loud, incoherent and unfunny, "Here Comes the Boom" is the sound of American culture imploding.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 11, 2012
Call it Waiting for Superman Punch.
October 11, 2012
"Here Comes the Boom" is all banality, though it delivers some goodwill even as it pulls a muscle trying to get its premise going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 11, 2012
'Rocky' for fifth graders, with enough pro-school propaganda to make parents think it's worth the price of popcorn
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2012
For a film dedicated to time-tested formula and clumsily cross-pollinating Rocky and Mr. Holland's Opus, Here Comes The Boom is hilariously convoluted and inefficient in its storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 11, 2012
Once it gets going and commits to its time-worn inspirational formula, it's not half-bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 10, 2012
When [James] starts winning some bouts and becoming a contender, the movie's credibility skyrockets into "Rocky" territory and beyond.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2012
The overall tenor is clangorously discordant.
October 10, 2012
'Here Comes the Boom' is enjoyable -- or, at the very least, not torture like 'Grown Ups' ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5