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The Replacements Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
January 1, 2000
An agreeably and unapologetically lightweight late-summer blockbuster.
January 1, 2000
Don't be fooled. The movie is bad -- very, very bad.
January 1, 2000
While there's plenty in this movie that's mildly funny, The Replacements is nothing more than a high school romp.
January 1, 2000
Surprisingly likable.
January 1, 2000
A new low in the career of director Howard Deutch.
January 1, 2000
A soggy comedy.
January 1, 2000
A barely coherent comedy.
January 1, 2000
Often entertaining despite itself, thanks mostly to a screenful of surprisingly engaging performances.
January 1, 2000
Plenty of red meat here but also so much script rot that both ought to be recalled by the FDA.
January 1, 2000
Just like a low-budget football comedy, only with money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
January 1, 2000
Silly, diverting.
January 1, 2000
The Replacements is pretty good when it sticks to comedy. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
January 1, 2000
The Replacements does have its moments. There just aren't enough of them.
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-
January 1, 2000
Better-than-average.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A frankly formulaic but agreeably funny comedy.
January 1, 2000
The games, while plenty rowdy and profane, aren't very realistic.
January 1, 2000
You can write the script yourself, just think nursery school. Then simplify.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
A haphazard film about half as sophisticated as the average beer commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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
January 1, 2000
I dare you not to enjoy it.
January 1, 2000
One of the most enjoyable entertainments of the summer.
January 1, 2000
A field goal, not a touchdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Has no real surprises, but the audience has fun.
January 1, 2000
The film is a smooth and polished product.
January 1, 2000
A retread of an oft-used Hollywood plot.
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