Here Comes the Boom Reviews

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April 12, 2016
In this tacky "Stand And Deliver" meets "Rocky" hybrid, logic isn't even a word, let alone a concern of the filmmakers.
December 15, 2013
Ultimately, the film is much too derivative to stand (and deliver) on its own, but at its best moments, it proves amiably average, chiefly due to James' natural charms.
July 20, 2013
It isn't nearly as funny or inspiring as it wants to be, but it makes a legitimate effort.
November 26, 2012
The 'Mr. Holland's Opus' meets 'Rocky II' story will satisfy some who long for innocuous content, even those who know James deserves better material.
November 20, 2012
An average made-for-TV-type movie that makes its way onto the big screen, 'Here Comes the Boom' doesn't pack much of a punch.
November 16, 2012
Now, then. When is Stallone going to start playing a head teacher? Maybe the switch would work the other way...
November 15, 2012
105 painful minutes of a fat guy getting punched in the face and falling down.
November 14, 2012
Merely the kind of film that once it's on DVD will end up as necessarily mindless fodder for bench-pressing numbskulls to watch in a gym.
November 12, 2012
The film aims to be simultaneously a coarse sentimental little-guy comedy, a tale of embracing the American dream, and an increasingly serious underdog fight movie on the lines of Rocky. It fails on all three counts.
November 9, 2012
Couldn't Kevin have raised the money by selling hard drugs or trafficking underage women? The closing scenes would, under those circumstances, have seemed only marginally less peculiar.
November 9, 2012
There's nothing here that you haven't seen a dozen times before and done much better.
November 8, 2012
I went in with rock-bottom expectations and came out pleasantly surprised. It isn't completely awful.
November 8, 2012
The Wedding Singer's Frank Coraci retains an endearing fondness for funny-faced bit-parts, but it's fundamentally formulaic in construction and mediocre in execution.
November 8, 2012
A fantasia of hackneyed conceits about education ...
November 8, 2012
Every now and again a film comes along that could play as a parody of itself with minimal alteration, and 90 per cent of them seem to have some kind of connection to Adam Sandler.
November 7, 2012
Unfortunately, the comedy is strictly from the undercard.
October 31, 2012
There's hardly a serious message being made about the plight of America's education system here, which makes one wonder what the point of it is.
October 19, 2012
To paraphrase the quip that started the David Cross/Patton Oswalt feud, the script for Here Comes the Boom feels like something Vince Vaughn read and threw across the room -- where it promptly hit Kevin James in the head.
October 19, 2012
It's not offensive so much as it is dumb, although the emphasis on bone-cracking violence to solve your social-welfare problems sends, at best, a mixed message.
October 18, 2012
... a bizarre hybrid of Rocky, Warrior and Mr. Holland's Opus ...
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