Here Comes the Boom
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"Weak humor and vanilla plotting have replaced legitimate drama, pathos, and character development."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Here Comes the Boom will probably connect like a haymaker with most of its intended audience. The leads are likeable, and the plot, though beyond incredible, is at the very least distracting."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Ultimately, the film is much too derivative to stand (and deliver) on its own, but at its best moments, it proves amiably average, chiefly due to James' natural charms."
‑ William Goss, Empire Magazine
"The highly likeable Kevin James headlines a highly likeable school/sports comedy lark in which he again plays a lovable oaf."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Now, then. When is Stallone going to start playing a head teacher? Maybe the switch would work the other way..."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"It's nice that the hero goes to the mat for what he believes in. But he's not the only thing that comes down with a thud."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Why doesn't most of this movie take place in a coma ward?"
‑ Frank Lovece, Newsday
"It isn't nearly as funny or inspiring as it wants to be, but it makes a legitimate effort."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Twitch
"The 'Mr. Holland's Opus' meets 'Rocky II' story will satisfy some who long for innocuous content, even those who know James deserves better material."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"105 painful minutes of a fat guy getting punched in the face and falling down."
‑ Ken McIntyre, Total Film
"It delivers exactly what's expected from a flabby mishmash of high school inspirational tale and Mixed Martial Arts fighting exhibitionism ladled out by Adam Sandler running mate Frank Coraci ..."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
""Here Comes the Boom" is so full of clichés from other, better movies that it is almost plays like a parody of an underdog tale."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"A lightweight action-comedy that only tries to entertain, but at least it meets that modest goal. And it knocks out lighter weight comedies like The School of Rock."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"An average made-for-TV-type movie that makes its way onto the big screen, 'Here Comes the Boom' doesn't pack much of a punch."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"Merely the kind of film that once it's on DVD will end up as necessarily mindless fodder for bench-pressing numbskulls to watch in a gym."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
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