Kicking & Screaming
Kicking & Screaming (2005)

Will Ferrell stars as Phil Weston, an average Joe who's had to put up all his life with his overly competitive father, Buck (Robert Duvall). When Phil decides to coach his 10-year-old son's soccer team, he goes head-to-head for the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 13, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2005
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The script is mediocre and fails to give Ferrell a proper comedic showcase.

Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Will Ferrell has become the most unlikely embodiment of wholesome family fun since Fred MacMurray gave up film noir for My Three Sons.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A zero, but the title describes how the audience is likely to react, perfectly.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Is this all there is to Ferrell's career? Mediocre comedies, and wasted talent?

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

This isn't the worst setup for a kiddie comedy, but it proves that Ferrell alone can't carry a film.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Ferrell is one of the film's few bright lights. It's a shame to hide that subversive beacon under a bushel of dully inspirational sports movie cliches.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Director Jesse Dylan, desperate to avoid yawns, flails madly with staging, editing, slow motion -- any trick he can think of, whether it fits or works or not.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

... barely watchable.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

As lazy, bloated and TV-screen- friendly as shameless promos come.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

If this footy film was in a league it would be languishing at the bottom of the Vauxhall Conference.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Will Ferrel as Will Ferrel. . a decent movie but hes playing the same role he has played in a lot of movies.
KJ Proulx
Will Ferrel is great, and that's what saves this average comedy!
Jim Careter
Im sorry if you didnt like this, but I just enjoyed it. Will Ferell is my favorite comedian, and man this movie would suck without him. The story and… More
Thomas Bowler
this is a pretty funny flick. the ending is sappy for sure and everything is resolved in two minutes, but their are lots of laughs.
Alex roy
Another Will Ferrell vehicle. Kicking & Screaming is more of the same garbage that Ferrell serves up. A few snipits of the film are comical, but don't… More
Film Crazy
i dont normally like will farrell but this is an alright movie really its funny and clever and sweet and has a hidden meaning. will farrell plays as a… More