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Necessary Roughness Reviews

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May 19, 2015
Awful '90s football story with hard hits, profanity, cliches
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 24, 2014
Suffice it to say that Necessary Roughness is not particularly rough and is certainly not necessary.
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2014
An American football comedy which replays all the situations and clichés from the baseball saga Major League, but with a minor-league cast and clumsy direction from Stan Dragoti.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2009
This gridiron comedy piles up cliches the way Notre Dame racks up yardage, with an option-variety screenplay that promiscuously pitches the story in multiple directions.
May 20, 2003
If the movie were a farcical free-for-all ridiculing the hyper-competitive world of college football, it might be amusing. But it can never decide whether to be an athletic answer to National Lampoon's Animal House or icky-inspirational like Rocky.
February 27, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 21, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 54/100
January 24, 2014
For every sharp one-liner about a pampered college football team that's "so corrupt it could use its yearbook photos as mug shots," there's a brain-numbing plot development that's straight out of a desperate sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2014
Too bad the lowbrow laughs were shortchanged by a tired script about misfits and loners banding together to gain a little self-respect.
February 13, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
You've seen this one before and you'll see this one again -- an innocuous sports comedy about a team of losers who have to pull together to become a successful squad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 29, 2002
"Major League" on the gridiron, if that's what you need
| Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 1991
Avoid it because it's the sort of soporific cliché-fest in which every player gets exactly one measly trait, and the suspense about who's going to win the big game registers at absolute zero.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 24, 2014
In the end, and from the viewpoint of a country where polytechnics can barely afford books, it's hard not to identify with the dean who resents all the time and energy wasted on football in his supposed institute of learning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2014
The shameless commercialism and hypocrisy of big-time college football is a target as inviting as a receiver wide open in the end zone. But the muddled huddle that is Necessary Roughness is one long fumble strewn with offensive lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2014
As they say in football, pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Cue endless football montages, interspersed with a load of drivel about finding fulfilment, making real friends, and rediscovering the joys of pure sporting endeavour.
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