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Leatherheads Reviews

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Justin Stewart
Stop Smiling
August 1, 2015
If the likes of His Girl Friday and Ball of Fire are the standards, Leatherheads can be forgiven for falling short.
Joshua Starnes
March 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Clooney stages screwball repartee like a ping-pong match shot through molasses
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Leatherheads tries to be a screwball comedy, but it's more The Eleven Stooges.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 22, 2008
Agreeable yet uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 17, 2008
A gorgeous, charming, quaintly stylish movie comprised almost exclusively of moments and not so much story or characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
June 28, 2008
Therein lies the problem with Leatherheads %u2014 it has too many fish to fry, and most of them come out half-done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
June 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Moro
IGN Movies
June 12, 2008
Star power is not enough to save this film from mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Silver
The Trend
June 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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 8, 2008
I'm sad to report that Clooney has had his first misfire as a director.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rodney Chester
Courier Mail (Australia)
June 7, 2008
It's the bad moments that will probably stay with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 5, 2008
The movie does a nice job with the period details, but Clooney still can't get the romantic comedy angle right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Stratton
The Australian
June 1, 2008
Leatherheads, which opens with the logo that Universal used back in the 1940s instead of the present one, is so successful at reviving the screwball comedy that you're prepared to forgive it some flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pauline Adamek
FILMINK (Australia)
May 29, 2008
As period rom-coms go, Leatherheads is mild entertainment.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
May 29, 2008
Leatherheads is like an oasis in the middle of a desert - a genuinely enjoyable romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 22, 2008
Meticulously recreating the era and the sensibilities of the time, Clooney looks as though he is having a riot of a time, be it is grappling in the mud for the ball, or throwing madcap lines at Renee Zellweger's worldly, ambitious journalist
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
May 20, 2008
It's hard to deny that Clooney is one of Hollywood's best leading men, and "Leatherheads" proves that he can be just as good behind the camera as he is in front of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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