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Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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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