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The Game Plan Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 7, 2008
Johnson's amiable performance makes this watchable for the target audience; namely sporty daddies and spoiled little girls primed to assimilate their lives into the Disney brand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
October 6, 2007
Please: No Game Plan 2.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 1, 2007
It's what I like to call an amnesia movie. Six months from now, if someone asks me about The Game Plan, I'll be hard-pressed to remember what it's about or who's in it.
September 30, 2007
Johnson's a good actor, but it would take the ghost of Laurence Olivier to convince us that a grown man could legitimately fall for this brat.
September 28, 2007
Generic to the point where it might be called Sport-Themed Disney Girly Movie All Rights Reserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2007
As polished and innocuous as a spin around the park on Dumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
September 28, 2007
Every inch of The Game Plan is formulaic.
Read More | Original Score: C-
September 28, 2007
[Pettis] overplays cute to the point where you wish the Rock would practice one of his wrestling moves on her and ship her off to Kid Nation.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2007
Apart from a heart-tugging plot twist, some lesson learning and more random football talk, that's about it. Oh, except for the scene in which Kyra Sedgwick farts. Be sure to update your resume, Kyra.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2007
Director Andy Fickman seem to have thrown everything into this artificial comedy, in the hopes that something might stick. Almost nothing does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
September 28, 2007
A Disney comedy that tries to overcompensate with cute what it lacks in clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
September 28, 2007
Almost every note in this insipid comedy is strident or false.
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
September 28, 2007
[Actress] Pettis is adorable, but she's compelled to push the cuteness dial well past one's tolerance level.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2007
A family comedy heavy on syrup and low on laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2007
Everyone from you to the guy who brought the Rock his doughnuts in the morning knows where this is headed, and the script follows the route like a veteran wide receiver.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2007
Despite the fact that we've seen it all before, it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2007
The Game Plan follows familiar formulas and characters, both brightened by a bit of wit and good performances from the two leads.
September 27, 2007
Finally, for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, The Game Plan pays off.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2007
It's certainly a goodhearted story, and the movie does offer a little plot twist that deviates from the usual formula. After that, though, The Game Plan quickly reverts to the established playbook for safe, sappy family fare.
September 26, 2007
Having tamed one muscled man-child (Vin Diesel in The Pacifier), Disney sets its sights on The Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 25, 2007
There is less of a story here than a series of gag situations...
September 25, 2007
Johnson strikes a winning balance of swagger, exasperation and sensitivity as Joe Kingman, superstar quarterback.