Reviews

Nov 28, 2020
Attempts to reimagine a '30s diversion in comedy zaniness - but with only partial success.
Oct 29, 2019
When Leatherheads focuses on the gridiron, it is slightly amusing and worth your time, but once it gets into a romantic triangle involving the three leads, Leatherheads feels like any other tired romantic comedy.
Jun 6, 2019
The film looks great, and the production design is stunning, but the final product is overlong and tedious.
Oct 11, 2018
The audience most likely to enjoy this film-fans of classic romantic comedies like It Happened One Night and His Girl Friday to which Leatherheads pays homage-are most likely to be put off by a smattering of obscenities.
Aug 25, 2018
Is Leatherheads a retro screwball comedy? A patriotic tribute? A sliver of sports history? It's all those things and more. Alas, more is not necessarily better.
Aug 23, 2018
A slovenly, timid, strenuously studied movie that takes forever to get nowhere, uninterestingly.
Aug 1, 2015
If the likes of His Girl Friday and Ball of Fire are the standards, Leatherheads can be forgiven for falling short.
Feb 18, 2012
Apr 4, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Leatherheads is too light-hearted to rise above its limitations, and its inability to decide on a tone doesn't help any, but it's too well crafted and thought out to be actually bad.
Aug 27, 2009
Clooney stages screwball repartee like a ping-pong match shot through molasses
Feb 2, 2009
Leatherheads tries to be a screwball comedy, but it's more The Eleven Stooges.
Dec 22, 2008
Agreeable yet uneven...
Oct 15, 2008
Mostly simply tries for fun, and for a good part of it, it delivers. But with it's jumble of elements, it doesn't allow a central one to take hold and truly fly.
Jul 19, 2008
Leatherheads really doesn't know what kind of film it is, and as a result it shanks the winning kick -not by a mile- but by enough to be a disappointment.
Jul 17, 2008
A gorgeous, charming, quaintly stylish movie comprised almost exclusively of moments and not so much story or characters.
Jun 28, 2008
Therein lies the problem with Leatherheads %u2014 it has too many fish to fry, and most of them come out half-done.
Jun 13, 2008
This is the slightest of Clooney's directorial offerings, but it's carried over the line by two charismatic leads and a well-honed screenplay.
Jun 12, 2008
Star power is not enough to save this film from mediocrity.
Jun 11, 2008
"Leatherheads" fails because it has trouble balancing its many plots, and because it has nothing remotely interesting to say about any of them.