Here Comes the Boom Reviews

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October 15, 2012
More pabulum for moviegoers who can't be bothered to chew even the softest food for thought, courtesy of Happy Madison Productions, the Gerber of motion picture companies.
October 14, 2012
Kevin James is an appealing performer who'd probably be even more likable if he could pick out better scripts.
October 13, 2012
There's a pleasant surprise involving Here Comes the Boom. No, it's not particularly good -- that would rank as a miracle more than a surprise -- but it does showcase Kevin James in his most appealing turn since 2005's Hitch.
October 12, 2012
This unfunny exaltation of visual violence with no consequences desensitizes viewers to violence and is particularly inappropriate for children.
October 12, 2012
... would-be inspirational comedy that coasts for a while on the affable screen presence of James before falling victim to its complete lack of logic and narrative coherence.
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
Indeed, James does plenty of fall-down-go-boom, but it's wasted on a tediously conventional movie that does surprisingly little with the spectacularly strange sight of James in stampeding MMA mode.
October 12, 2012
To see MMA marketed once again to the Truck Nutz Energy Drink Crowd is, yes, predictable, but still disappointing. It's impossible for me to see Henry Winkler singing an acoustic version of a POD song in an airport as anything but an embarrassment.
October 12, 2012
Here Comes the Boom is slightly above average for this sort of broad comedy, but is hampered by too many significant issues to be worth a watch.
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 ...
October 12, 2012
Late in the film engagement saves the pic from a more critical beat down...but not by much. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
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.
October 12, 2012
Why doesn't most of this movie take place in a coma ward?
October 12, 2012
"Here Comes the Boom" is so full of clichs from other, better movies that it is almost plays like a parody of an underdog tale.
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.
October 12, 2012
The alarms about how ridiculous and predictable this plot is can be heard from miles away...
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.
October 11, 2012
Forgets to do one big thing: be funny.
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.
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