Kicking & Screaming
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Will Ferrell stars as Phil Weston, an average Joe who's had to put up all his life with his overly competitive father, Buck (Robert Duvall). When Phil decides to coach his 10-year-old son's soccer team, he goes head-to-head for the league championship against Buck, who coaches his own young son on the preeminent team of the league. Old scores come into play as Phil and Buck find themselves going to extreme measures to win the championship trophy.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Will Ferrell has become the most unlikely embodiment of wholesome family fun since Fred MacMurray gave up film noir for My Three Sons."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"A zero, but the title describes how the audience is likely to react, perfectly."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Is this all there is to Ferrell's career? Mediocre comedies, and wasted talent?"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The picture is a little about soccer, a little about parenting, and a lot about laughing. Mike Ditka shows up and delivers a kick-butt performance."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Will Ferrell cria um personagem carismático a partir de um roteiro burocrático e, no processo, consegue divertir e levar o espectador a se envolver com a história."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This isn't the worst setup for a kiddie comedy, but it proves that Ferrell alone can't carry a film."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Ferrell is one of the film's few bright lights. It's a shame to hide that subversive beacon under a bushel of dully inspirational sports movie cliches."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Director Jesse Dylan, desperate to avoid yawns, flails madly with staging, editing, slow motion -- any trick he can think of, whether it fits or works or not."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Kicking & Screaming succeeds because it understands its target audience, refraining from playing it too cute or crude. Though predictable, it's well executed."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"... Kicking & Screaming is not very good."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"... barely watchable."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"As lazy, bloated and TV-screen- friendly as shameless promos come."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"If this footy film was in a league it would be languishing at the bottom of the Vauxhall Conference."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Mostly useless"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Kicking and Screaming feels as if it were callously vomited out by a machine, along with a couple of spare parts and some putrid grease."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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