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Kicking & Screaming Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Is this all there is to Ferrell's career? Mediocre comedies, and wasted talent?
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Director Jesse Dylan, desperate to avoid yawns, flails madly with staging, editing, slow motion -- any trick he can think of, whether it fits or works or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
If this footy film was in a league it would be languishing at the bottom of the Vauxhall Conference.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Will Ferrell has become the most unlikely embodiment of wholesome family fun since Fred MacMurray gave up film noir for My Three Sons.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
September 26, 2006
The picture is a little about soccer, a little about parenting, and a lot about laughing. Mike Ditka shows up and delivers a kick-butt performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
Kicking & Screaming succeeds because it understands its target audience, refraining from playing it too cute or crude. Though predictable, it's well executed.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 1, 2006
Mostly useless
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 25, 2005
Will Ferrell cria um personagem carismático a partir de um roteiro burocrático e, no processo, consegue divertir e levar o espectador a se envolver com a história.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
... Kicking & Screaming is not very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 20, 2005
Kicking and Screaming feels as if it were callously vomited out by a machine, along with a couple of spare parts and some putrid grease.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Matthew Turner
October 15, 2005
Robert Duvall is superb (his love of football is well-documented) and seems to really enjoy playing a comic variation of his sports-obsessed father in the classic The Great Santini.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 13, 2005
Gets the job done for its core audience of tots%u2014and for no one else.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
September 26, 2005
This isn't the worst setup for a kiddie comedy, but it proves that Ferrell alone can't carry a film.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 30, 2005
There are a few broad laughs and Ferrell is everything you would expect him to be - irritating, occasionally amusing and sometimes inspired
Joe Utichi
July 25, 2005
Ferrell's a funny guy, that much is true, and his frequent adlibbing is always preferable to the scripted humour he delivers, but he's just not right to lead a film like this.
| Original Score: 32/100
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
July 22, 2005
Sounds bad, doesn't it?
Paul Arendt
July 12, 2005
... a rather schizophrenic movie; groaningly familiar around the edges but with a pair of frighteningly unpredictable monsters at the centre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Uri Lessing
June 28, 2005
Iron Mike is phenomenal! Kicking and Screaming is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 14, 2005
...a formulaic Bad News Bears rip-off that at least features some good-natured charm to compensate for its flat script and cartoonish tendencies.
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Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
June 14, 2005
The most amazing thing about Will Ferrell is that he can make absolutely nothing funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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