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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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
September 23, 2005
A worthy remake and companion piece to the Reynolds film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 9, 2005
A fast-moving treat.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 4, 2005
Segal's version is no sports-film watershed, either, but it is consistently entertaining, athletically brutal, and, more often than not, well-acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Fienberg
June 4, 2005
Glossy where the original was gritty and raw, silly where the original was scabrous, cartoonish where the original was dangerous and threatening, it aims only to be a lark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
June 4, 2005
kicks goals...Whilst Reynolds' film played it a little 'rougher', it's no less exciting here - it just plays to a more comedic tune.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
June 2, 2005
'...when Reynolds appears on screen wearing his familiar #22 jersey (he was a football star at Florida State) you just know everything is right with the world.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kit Bowen
June 2, 2005
When Adam Sandler throws a long hilarious, no-brainer comedy of a pass into the end zone, you know we are going to be there to catch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
May 31, 2005
The film's biggest question is whether Sandler's fans want to see him in a relatively straight role, something he has yet to pull off at the box office.
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
May 31, 2005
Seemingly the perfectly macho end for the traditional Happy Madison format.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
May 31, 2005
People will go see The Longest Yard for all sorts of reasons -- its lively humor, the current of violence that's just under the surface, its message of underdog racial reconciliation, or the fact that there's no actual football to watch on TV.
Harvey S. Karten
May 27, 2005
A genial prison-buddy comedy albeit an almost exact script replica of the 1974 version.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 27, 2005
The pleasure is entirely like eating cake made from cake mix. It's not like you don't know how it's going to turn out, or how it tasted the last time you ate it.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
May 27, 2005
Though there's no drearier trend in current movies than recycling, this modified Yard is more smoothly crafted than the 1974 slapstick version.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 27, 2005
The rare remake that honors rather than exploits or degrades its source.
| Original Score: '3/4'
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 27, 2005
The Longest Yard works well enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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