Here Comes the Boom
Here Comes the Boom (2012)

In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 5, 2013
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38%
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66%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Here Comes the Boom benefits from Kevin James's genial presence but the film doesn't deliver enough laughs to live up to its title -- or enough satisfying plot to make up the difference.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Weak humor and vanilla plotting have replaced legitimate drama, pathos, and character development.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Here Comes the Boom will probably connect like a haymaker with most of its intended audience. The leads are likeable, and the plot, though beyond incredible, is at the very least distracting.

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William Goss
Empire Magazine

Ultimately, the film is much too derivative to stand (and deliver) on its own, but at its best moments, it proves amiably average, chiefly due to James' natural charms.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Film.com

It's nice that the hero goes to the mat for what he believes in. But he's not the only thing that comes down with a thud.

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Frank Lovece
Newsday

Why doesn't most of this movie take place in a coma ward?

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Eric D. Snider
Twitch

It isn't nearly as funny or inspiring as it wants to be, but it makes a legitimate effort.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

It delivers exactly what's expected from a flabby mishmash of high school inspirational tale and Mixed Martial Arts fighting exhibitionism ladled out by Adam Sandler running mate Frank Coraci ...

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Here Comes the Boom" is so full of clichés from other, better movies that it is almost plays like a parody of an underdog tale.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

A lightweight action-comedy that only tries to entertain, but at least it meets that modest goal. And it knocks out lighter weight comedies like The School of Rock.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A wonderful and great surprise. A hilarious and wickedly enjoyable comedy that's filled with action and heart. Kevin James wins by a knockout in this one.… More
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<b>Here Comes the Boom</b> was a film that I knew my low expectations would be met with no disappointments. I mean, I like Kevin James. I think… More
Anthony Lawrie
Here comes the Boom is fairly harmless unless you take it too seriously but I'm not sure why you would. It's perhaps a little unfair to teachers but… More
Jason Spencer
I sat down and watched this one with the wife and we both really enjoyed it. It's not breaking any new ground in story telling but the characters are… More
Albert Kim
"Here Comes the Boom" takes no risks whatsoever. The humor doesn't connect and the story is lacking. But you know what? It's a fun time all… More
Cynthia S.
Finally, a good Kevin James movie (it's been a while). Very enjoyable. This is what a good comedy should be! It was hilarious, it was CLEAN, heartfelt, and… More