The Comebacks
The Comebacks (2007)

The producers of Wedding Crashers are back with the comedy The Comebacks. Spoofing countless inspirational sports movies, the film stars David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) as Lambeau Fields, a football coach who suffers… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 29, 2008
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9%
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Full of groin-centric humor and tired sports clichés, The Comebacks is poor even by parody movie standards.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Someone should tell these guys you can't score a touchdown throwing lateral passes.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Sports fans (including those with old head injuries) are likely to cheer. The rest of us may just go for the long pass.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

it really tries too hard and has too many jokes that just fall flat

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

The Comebacks is probably the worst movie that's sludged across my professional eyeballs -- worse than Daddy Day Camp, Baby Geniuses 2, and BloodRayne.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

The dialogue in The Comebacks is bereft of lines that trigger even a snicker.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...has been infused with an increasingly desperate sensibility that's reflected in the film's almost total lack of genuine laughs...

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

There is no I in "team," but there are three in "idiotic." And idiotic more or less describes the appeal of The Comebacks, a so-stupid-it's-funny spoof of inspirational sports dramas.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

One of those parody movies that presume that merely making reference to another film constitutes a joke.

Blake French
Filmcritic.com

for those who would rather step on a tack than sit through another Miracle, this film is a long overdue revival to the spoof genre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
The spoof genre, which has lacked creativity and humor for some time already, gets spat upon yet again by hacks with no talent. No point, no fun, no… More
Phil Hubbs
Another crap spoof, and another crap football flick. This is just as bad as delta farce, alittle better but not much. It looks pretty naff and the comedy is… More
Alex roy
Decent and enjoyable spoof film; this is one of the better spoof films to come out recently. The film parodies several sports films, and does it well enough to… More
Jose Zamudio
The comebacks unlike other spoof movies is a film that really worked for me maybe because it parodied some of my favorite sports movies like Radio and because… More
KJ Proulx
It is probably one of the funniest spoof movies out there, but when it comes down to it, it's still the same thing over and over again!
Bobby Hobbs
This movie was not half bad. There were some decent named actors that made it more bearable to watch, some hot girls, and some pretty funny parts. The direct… More

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