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Good Night, and Good Luck director George Clooney pulls double duty once again in this sports-oriented romantic comedy set against the formation of professional football in the 1920s. Dodge Connelly (Clooney) is a brash and handsome gridiron giant who is equally comfortable leading his team in a barroom brawl or charging for a touchdown in a packed stadium. But when Connelly's team loses their sponsor and the entire league appears set to collapse, the quick-thinking jock attempts a creative late-game comeback. If Connelly can convince former college football star and decorated war hero… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

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"The movie gets lots of things right, yet it fumbles key facets so badly that you simply can't christen it the gridiron version of 'His Girl Friday'."
‑ David Fear, Time Out
"Maybe the film loses a little steam as it rolls along, but it is still puffing and tooting as Clooney and Zellweger ride off into the sunset."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Leatherheads is too light-hearted to rise above its limitations, and its inability to decide on a tone doesn't help any, but it's too well crafted and thought out to be actually bad."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Agreeable yet uneven..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A gorgeous, charming, quaintly stylish movie comprised almost exclusively of moments and not so much story or characters."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Leatherheads is a romp with some great chemistry between the leads and enough laughs and surprises to keep you entertained."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"There's a jaunty score by Randy Newman, and Clooney, as always, has charm to burn, but here, he's off his game."
‑ Joanne Kaufman, Wall Street Journal
"Clooney stages screwball repartee like a ping-pong match shot through molasses"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Mostly simply tries for fun, and for a good part of it, it delivers. But with it's jumble of elements, it doesn't allow a central one to take hold and truly fly."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Therein lies the problem with Leatherheads %u2014 it has too many fish to fry, and most of them come out half-done."
‑ Charles Koplinski, Illinois Times
"Tragically, Leatherheads is just OK, though the film may well find an audience among those eager for a little diversion, what with the nostalgia factor and the George Clooney factor."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"[Has] a breezy, affable spirit, and its very casualness is something that's extremely rare in mainstream movies these days."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Leatherheads tries to be a screwball comedy, but it's more The Eleven Stooges."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"Leatherheads really doesn't know what kind of film it is, and as a result it shanks the winning kick -not by a mile- but by enough to be a disappointment."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"This is the slightest of Clooney's directorial offerings, but it's carried over the line by two charismatic leads and a well-honed screenplay."
‑ Vicky Roach, Daily Telegraph (Australia)
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