Mean Machine
Mean Machine (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 16, 2002
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Critic Score
34%
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73%


Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite some genuine wit, this crowd pleaser is filled with too many cliches.

Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Holds its ground as a mid-budget Hollywood knockoff.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Another incomprehensible trash explosion from the Guy Ritchie school of cinematic slugfests.

Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

By the final whistle you're convinced that this Mean Machine was a decent TV outing that just doesn't have big screen magic.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A likably energetic star vehicle for English sports god Vinnie Jones.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

It's mildly entertaining, especially if you find comfort in familiarity. But it's hardly a necessary enterprise.

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David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

On its own, it's not very interesting. As a remake, it's a pale imitation.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's still a hoot, sports cliches, prison movie cliches and all.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Dramatically lackluster.

John Venable
Supercala.com

Some of the acting is average, the direction is below average at times, and the writing is way below average most of the time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
This was a role Footballer turned Actor Vinnie Jones was meant to play. Mean Machine is full of known British faces, perhaps topping the film off with Jason… More
Film Crazy
this is a very british film and if you have seen the longest yard its exactly like it but americian style but reli reli gd jason statham is gawjus
Anthony Lawrie
A cross between The Longest yard and Escape to Victory (Without the escape). Its crap. I couldn't stop laughing at the dodgy set. Skolnick gets carried… More
Khris N
The Brit humor in this one is tops - the best are the two gaolbirds commentating the 'match' in all its hilarity!! The goal keeper is… More
Al S
A laugh out loud and gritty action-packed good time. A film with an unlikely heart that you wouldnt expect brings out solid entertainment pleasure. Colorful… More
Deb S
Before acting Vinnie Jones was actually a tough football player playing for the English Football League in the U.K who leapt to fame when a photographer caught… More

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