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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 from a streak of bad luck that has become the stuff of legend. As a last resort, he takes a job coaching a college football team populated with some of the least desirable players imaginable. He must pull this ragtag crew together in order to salvage his career. Carl Weathers plays rival coach Freddie Wiseman. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Someone should tell these guys you can't score a touchdown throwing lateral passes."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Sports fans (including those with old head injuries) are likely to cheer. The rest of us may just go for the long pass."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"...has been infused with an increasingly desperate sensibility that's reflected in the film's almost total lack of genuine laughs..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Throwing one sex joke after another does not a funny movie make.Just look at "The Comebacks," which is supposed to be a spoof of inspirational sports movies but instead is a parade of mostly lame sexual humor."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"...desperately unfunny..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The Comebacks is probably the worst movie that's sludged across my professional eyeballs -- worse than Daddy Day Camp, Baby Geniuses 2, and BloodRayne."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"The dialogue in The Comebacks is bereft of lines that trigger even a snicker."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Blake French,
"[A] pretty much wit-free utterly uninspired takedown of the spunky-underdogs-beat-the-odds genre."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Crude sports spoof too dumbed-down to be funny."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"One of those parody movies that presume that merely making reference to another film constitutes a joke."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"Saying the makers of this film did a half ass job is giving them half of an ass more credit than they deserve."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"The fact that The Comebacks makes fun of another sports parody, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, doesn't make it a good movie, but it does say something about the pilfering, postmodern, post-ironic age of cinema we live in."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"I wouldn't be surprised if the football player Tom Brady is actually a better filmmaker than the filmmaker Tom Brady."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
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