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Kicking & Screaming Reviews

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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.
Read More | 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
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
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
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
May 28, 2005
Come for the Ferrell psychoanalysis, stay for the Ditka.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
May 25, 2005
Plenty of chuckles and charm to keep the ball rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 24, 2005
... Works to the extent that it does only because of Ferrell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 22, 2005
There's nothing very new here as far as plot and characters, but the charm is in the way they're presented.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
May 19, 2005
Enjoyment depends entirely on your level of admiration for Ferrell's comic persona, the manic zeal that drove 'Anchorman' and 'Elf' to occasionally inspired heights of lunacy
| Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 18, 2005
As always, Will Ferrell earns laughs through his total commitment to the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 18, 2005
An immensely likable if somewhat toothless family film in which even the notorious Mike Ditka comes across as a stuffed panda bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
May 17, 2005
There are some who will call this movie horrible. I will not disagree with them. And there are some who will call it hilarious. Again, I will not disagree.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
May 17, 2005
There's just nobody funnier than Will Ferrell.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Nicolas Lacroix
May 16, 2005
Prévisible, facile et absolument pas réaliste, le film offre néanmoins beaucoup de rires et un certain charme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 16, 2005
A Will Ferrell cinematic playground. Sit back and enjoy.
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