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The Longest Yard Reviews

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Cole Smithey
April 16, 2009
Peter Segal ("Anger Management") successfully helms his third Adam Sandler project in this funny modernized retooling of Robert Aldrich's 1974 original .
Full Review | Original Score: B
Richard Luck
May 29, 2008
A film we could live without, inspired by an original that was anything but essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
March 11, 2008
Yields the dispiriting insight that Hollywood can't even make credible rabble-rousing junk any more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mary Lasse
Christianity Today
November 1, 2006
This edition of Yard has a lighter feel than the original -- well, considering it's a movie about prison inmates.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
Everyone involved with this remake claims the utmost respect for Robert Aldrich's raucously funny 1974 original. So you have to wonder why they crapped all over it, starting with the casting.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The new film keeps about 90% of the original story and even some of the original lines of dialogue, yet the changes it makes are all misguided.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2005
Filme poco pretencioso que no busca otra cosa que no sea entretener. No pasará a la historia, pero por lo menos es mejor de lo que parece.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mickey Ellison
October 10, 2005
The 'dumbing' down of popular media continues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 30, 2005
If you're looking for a predictable, unoriginal, mediocre offering from the good folks over at Happy Madison, rent this puppy...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Drama that's not dramatic enough and comedy that's not funny enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
September 23, 2005
A worthy remake and companion piece to the Reynolds film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
September 20, 2005
Never have I seen a movie so unashamedly aimed at demographics.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 19, 2005
The lesser of two yards.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
September 9, 2005
Homophobia, sexism, racism, ageism and OJ-ism pound against genre clichà (C)s as weathered as Reynolds' skin, bludgeoning you into submission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 9, 2005
A fast-moving treat.
Paul Arendt
September 6, 2005
Adam Sandler, of course, is no Burt Reynolds. But then neither is Burt Reynolds these days, judging by his performance as the team's crusty mentor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 4, 2005
The film looks fine, but [Segal] never even tries to make something out of this thin material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David N. Butterworth
July 21, 2005
Environmentalists will tell you that recycling is a good thing but the Adam Sandler vehicle "The Longest Yard" goes out of its way to prove otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Houston
Palm Beach Daily News
June 30, 2005
Three decades after the original, all the rough edges have been sanded off, and the film has been given the obvious, spoonfed approach of a Hollywood summer movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 23, 2005
I was never bored, but I wasn't necessarily entertained either. Mine was a sociological interest. What's going on?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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