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The Replacements Reviews

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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Lawrence Terenzi
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
An agreeably and unapologetically lightweight late-summer blockbuster.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Don't be fooled. The movie is bad -- very, very bad.
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
While there's plenty in this movie that's mildly funny, The Replacements is nothing more than a high school romp.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Surprisingly likable.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
A new low in the career of director Howard Deutch.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A soggy comedy.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
A barely coherent comedy.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Often entertaining despite itself, thanks mostly to a screenful of surprisingly engaging performances.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Plenty of red meat here but also so much script rot that both ought to be recalled by the FDA.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Just like a low-budget football comedy, only with money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
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.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
Silly, diverting.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
The Replacements is pretty good when it sticks to comedy. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
The Replacements does have its moments. There just aren't enough of them.
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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-
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Better-than-average.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 1, 2000
A frankly formulaic but agreeably funny comedy.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
The games, while plenty rowdy and profane, aren't very realistic.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 1, 2000
You can write the script yourself, just think nursery school. Then simplify.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: C+
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
A haphazard film about half as sophisticated as the average beer commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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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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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
I dare you not to enjoy it.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
One of the most enjoyable entertainments of the summer.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A field goal, not a touchdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Has no real surprises, but the audience has fun.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
The film is a smooth and polished product.
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Nekesa Mumbi Moody
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
A retread of an oft-used Hollywood plot.
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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.
| Original Score: 0.5/5