The Replacements
The Replacements (2000)

The 1987 National Football League players' strike inspired this sports-themed comedy. The Washington Sentinels are one of the strongest teams in pro football -- until contract negotiations break down and the Sentinels go on strike.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The cliched characters and obvious outcome make all the fun and excitement amount to nothing.

Susan Stark
Detroit News


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Paul Tatara

A barely coherent comedy.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

There isn't a football cliche "The Replacements" doesn't tackle, but its all-star cast and easygoing approach make it one of the more enjoyable recent sports comedies.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's like a standard sports movie, but with every point made twice or three times -- as if we'd never seen one before.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Often entertaining despite itself, thanks mostly to a screenful of surprisingly engaging performances.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

average lighthearted entertainment ... to be queued up more than normal in the coming months with a potential NFL lockout and strike looming

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

A soggy comedy.

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While there's plenty in this movie that's mildly funny, The Replacements is nothing more than a high school romp.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Lightweight but likeable football story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
An interesting sports movie which somehow survives Keanu Reeves. Gene Hackman makes it well worth the time.
Conner Rainwater
I'm not a huge fan of sports movies in general, but this was semi-descent. It's kind of so wacky that you almost can't enjoy it on some level.… More
Sanjay Rema
One of the worst things I have ever had the misfortune of watching. Cliche writing, terrible acting, this movie gets very little right.
Jani H
"Every athlete dreams of a second chance. These men lived it." The film has an expected storyline, a sportsmovie as it is. But it is also a very… More
Kevin M. Williams
Not so much a sports movie but rather a sports fantasy fried in buckets of greasy charm. Still watchable but only just.
Jose Zamudio
Its not great but that wasn't its purpose, its only purpose was to give the viewers a movie to spend a really good time. Maybe the acting is not the best… More