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A man hoping to make his way back to the big time starts by heading back to middle school in this comedy. Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball, but he's just as famous for his hair-trigger temper as he is for molding winning teams. When an outburst of anger during a game escalates into an embarrassing public indecent, McCormick loses his job and is banned from college sports. Looking for a way to rehabilitate his image, McCormick takes a job coaching the basketball team at the middle school he used to attend, only to discover his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lawrence coasts on star power, genially sending up his bad-boy persona."
‑ Joshua Land, Village Voice
"With the bounceless Rebound, Martin Lawrence has managed the feat of transforming from razor-tongue Bad Boys comic into a cuddly Bill Cosby clone."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if Rebound was written, shot, edited, and released over the course of ... let's be generous and say three weeks."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"It took no fewer than five writers to come up with this dull, harmless re-tread of The Bad News Bears."
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
"Exposure to Rebound will not require immediate medical attention - but you could say that about a plate of tofu. That doesn't mean there's any reason to seek it out."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"... a dumb, cookie-cutter sports movie that knows nothing about sports and even less about comedy."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Even the teenaged misfit audiences to whom "Rebound" is targeted will lose patience with the film's uninspired gags and lazy writing."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Will probably go down someplace in the cinema history books, as it is the first film in which star Martin Lawrence never goes "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!""
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Every cliche-filled line and plot element comes from other, better movies, so why not wait for the upcoming remake of "Bad News Bears"?"
‑ Susan Granger,
"It's a laugh-free exercise in moviemaking by numbers."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"A lazy, by-the-numbers vehicle."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"An adequate video babysitter, but kids and parents alike would have a better time simply rewatching The Bad News Bears."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Why would such a talent as Martin Lawrence make a totally useless, inane movie? I'm guessing that, as usual, money talks."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"The low-scoring Rebound makes Martin Lawrence's upcoming sequel to Big Momma's House seem like a blessed event."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"The movie's bad, but at least it isn't aggressively annoying. It has puke jokes, but hey -- no farts! Put those quotes in your ads, 20th Century Fox."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
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