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The Game Plan Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 3, 2014
In many ways, The Game Plan is really just a big-budget, feature-film version of a Disney Channel Original Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
The Rock scores in cute (if predictable) comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 6, 2008
Watchable comedy that manages to overcome its formulaic plot and cliche-laden script, largely thanks to Johnson being such a likeable comic actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 21, 2008
Despite its almost painfully silly predictability, this film somehow manages to be engaging and rather enjoyable, thanks mainly to The Rock's on-screen charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
January 23, 2008
Formulaic, but watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
October 12, 2007
The Rock once again proves himself the heir to Ahnuld as the action hero with an irresistible self-deprecating sense of humor.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 7, 2007
Somebody should put Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a remake of "The Miracle Worker," because when it comes to a working actor whose personality can override even the dreariest of cinematic drivel, he's right near the top.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
October 6, 2007
An amusing and timely distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
September 28, 2007
If you like this type of film - and I do, then you'll like this, it's definitely not something you run out and see, or spend full price on. But if it's on HBO it's worth checking out. I'm recommending because I like The Rock and I'm a sucker for fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
September 28, 2007
It's One Man and a Baby.
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
September 28, 2007
There are worse ways to spend two hours with your children, and The Game Plan, in trying to please everybody, fairly much succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pam Grady
Reel.com
September 28, 2007
This is not a movie designed to surprise, but as comfort food, it goes down pleasantly enough until the final credits roll.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 28, 2007
I was hooked. While the critic (sounds like cynic) nitpicked the movie's predictable storytelling and comic set-ups, the mother in me sniffled with emotion as the Big Bad Quarterback turned into a sloppy puddle of a man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
September 28, 2007
Yes, this is a road we've traveled down before, but at least this time, it's paved with a lot of charm and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 28, 2007
[Johnson's] quick smile and willingness to play along make him by far the most likable of modern movie muscleheads. He's thus one of the reasons to see The Game Plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
September 28, 2007
The movie is so likable that it glides over its many plot holes. The filmā(TM)s direction, by Andy Fickman, is raucous but never crass, and the affable Mr. Johnson is committed to every moment.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
September 28, 2007
a big screen version of something made for the Disney Channel - only with The Rock instead of Zac Efron
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Hammond
Maxim
September 27, 2007
Pure Disney formula stuff (think 'The Pacifier' and 'Three Men And A Baby'). But despite its predictability the movie turns out to be a comic touchdown for The Rock who scores lots of laughs in this winning family entertainment.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
September 27, 2007
Some audiences will find it as sugary as a fruit-scented princess pony sticker book, but its intended viewers will be delighted.
Full Review| Original Score: B-

Sydney Morning Herald
November 3, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 6, 2007
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