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Leatherheads Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
April 5, 2008
There's a strange little war movie living inside Leatherheads. What isn't inside is a football film. Not enough of one, anyway. If this were American Idol, Randy Jackson would say it was pitchy and all over the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 4, 2008
If the real NFL had started off this tired, we'd be spending our Sundays watching jai alai.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
April 16, 2008
Clooney tries to Flags of Our Fathers if directed by Preston Sturges.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 1, 2008
Leatherheads shoots for the Frank Capra/Howard Hawks goal posts but instead winds up getting bogged down midfield.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 6, 2008
Tragically, Leatherheads is just OK, though the film may well find an audience among those eager for a little diversion, what with the nostalgia factor and the George Clooney factor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 8, 2008
As much as I was hoping it would be a game effort, I'd quick-kick 'Leatherheads' on any given Sunday.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Clooney stages screwball repartee like a ping-pong match shot through molasses
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
April 4, 2008
Everyone's too mannered, and most everything's too slow. Especially for a throwback.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 31, 2008
Disappointing period football comedy laterals too often without a clear goal in mind.
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
Christian Toto
Washington Times
April 4, 2008
Leatherheads proves you can't make 'em like they used to, no matter how hard someone like George Clooney tries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 16, 2008
A 1920s football saga that blends rusty screwball comedy and perfunctory romance under a period piece veneer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
March 31, 2008
Call it embalmed screwball.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
May 4, 2008
Clooney's third movie as director is his weakest.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
April 1, 2008
George Clooney's football origin comedy starts strong but loses steam before reaching the end zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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
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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
April 4, 2008
A well-meaning movie fatally dazzled by the very nostalgia it's drowning in.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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