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The Replacements Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
September 25, 2015
There isn't a football cliche "The Replacements" doesn't tackle, but its all-star cast and easygoing approach make it one of the more enjoyable recent sports comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 24, 2011
average lighthearted entertainment ... to be queued up more than normal in the coming months with a potential NFL lockout and strike looming
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Lightweight but likeable football story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 20, 2003
At least the ending doesn't cop out. There is no big happy ending where everyone gets a pro football gig or a big Nike ad campaign.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Football flick has a great lineup, but fumbles the ball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
The Replacements is a bad movie, but a likable one.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
Wearing the same blank expression that's become his trademark, Reeves proves that after 15 years in movies he still can't deliver a joke.
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
...what we have here is your basic feelgood comedy about scabs..
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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
There isn't a single bone of originality in its entire 110-minute running time, yet it just almost works out of sheer force of will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
This negligible comedy might as well come with a bouncing ball so members of the audience can recite the dialogue along with the actors.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
There are good sports movies, indifferent sports movies, and bad sports movies. The Replacements in nestled somewhere between the latter two.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's like a standard sports movie, but with every point made twice or three times -- as if we'd never seen one before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
January 1, 2000
The Replacements, as with just about everything else coming out of Hollywood, merely reconfigures the same predictable gross-out jokes, sentimental platitudes, and decorative sex that figure into half the screenplays in circulation.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
It's a puppy-dog of a movie: not worth much, but at times quite amusing and always trying its darnedest to please you.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Plenty of smartly-choreographed gridiron drama, as well locker-room laughs.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
The incisive, close up photography by The Sixth Sense's Tak Fujimoto outclasses the story by yards.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
The football games are a hoot.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
I could've sworn I'd seen Keanu Reeves running around in a football helmet before, but I couldn't find the film on his resume.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cornell & Petricelli
January 1, 2000
For a movie as predictable as The Replacements, it offers an astonishingly funny, well crafted story line capturing the visceral pounding of football.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
January 1, 2000
A deep sea of clichés and stereotypes.
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