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The classic Burt Reynolds football-behind-bars flick The Longest Yard crosses the pond and gets an appropriate British accent in the process in this rough-and-tumble mixture of sports and action-comedy. Danny Mehan (Vinnie Jones) was one of the biggest stars in British football (what Americans call soccer), until he was caught rigging a game during a championship tournament. In the wake of this scandal, Danny's career takes a nosedive and his life spins out of control, until he finally ends up in prison for three years on an assault and battery conviction. Danny discovers there are a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Holds its ground as a mid-budget Hollywood knockoff."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"Another incomprehensible trash explosion from the Guy Ritchie school of cinematic slugfests."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"By the final whistle you're convinced that this Mean Machine was a decent TV outing that just doesn't have big screen magic."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"La cinta comienza intentando ser un drama, rápidamente se transforma en una comedia y termina por ser una parodia absolutamente predecible"
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"There's just something about watching a squad of psychopathic underdogs whale the tar out of unsuspecting lawmen that reaches across time and distance."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"A likably energetic star vehicle for English sports god Vinnie Jones."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"It's mildly entertaining, especially if you find comfort in familiarity. But it's hardly a necessary enterprise."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"On its own, it's not very interesting. As a remake, it's a pale imitation."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"The whole affair is as predictable as can be."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Recapitulates Yard by eliminating the personality of the original, without adding a personality of its own."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"It's still a hoot, sports cliches, prison movie cliches and all."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Dramatically lackluster."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Some of the acting is average, the direction is below average at times, and the writing is way below average most of the time."
‑ John Venable, Supercala.com
"The scriptwriters are no less a menace to society than the film's characters."
‑ Andrew Howe, eFilmCritic.com
"An even more predictable, cliche-ridden endeavor than its predecessor."
‑ Todd Anthony, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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