Leatherheads Reviews

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June 8, 2008
I'm sad to report that Clooney has had his first misfire as a director.
June 7, 2008
It's the bad moments that will probably stay with you.
June 5, 2008
The movie does a nice job with the period details, but Clooney still can't get the romantic comedy angle right.
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.
May 29, 2008
As period rom-coms go, Leatherheads is mild entertainment.
May 29, 2008
Leatherheads is like an oasis in the middle of a desert - a genuinely enjoyable romantic comedy.
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
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.
May 4, 2008
Clooney's third movie as director is his weakest.
May 1, 2008
Leatherheads shoots for the Frank Capra/Howard Hawks goal posts but instead winds up getting bogged down midfield.
April 20, 2008
What starts as a thoroughly enjoyable screwball romp ... gets bogged down in some over-ambitious plotting and serious themes as it goes along
April 20, 2008
Despite its faults, Leatherheads is funny, smart, original, and another fine notch in the belt of the director who seems well on his way to becoming a classic American filmmaker.
April 16, 2008
A quiet variety of disaster--the type that attracts no cults and appears as a curiosity on a few talented folks' résumés for people to try to place in a year or so. Maybe less.
April 16, 2008
Clooney tries to Flags of Our Fathers if directed by Preston Sturges.
April 16, 2008
A 1920s football saga that blends rusty screwball comedy and perfunctory romance under a period piece veneer.
April 15, 2008
In his third film as director, Clooney has taken us back to the films he enjoyed as a child, the classic romantic comedies of Preston Sturgess and Frank Capra.
April 14, 2008
Glib, sophisticated and silly.
April 12, 2008
With its screwball comedy approach to how football changed from a no-holds-barred sport to one with strict rules, 'Leatherheads" is a nostalgic treat.
April 11, 2008
Self-assured even when it's self-aware, this is a fizzy concoction with three fingers of Billy Wilder and one of Frank Capra. It's shaken with the Coens and topped off with a splash of Ron Shelton and a cinematographical cream-soda sheen.
April 11, 2008
Probably only Clooney could expect to get away with a movie this bad...
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