Play It to the Bone
Play It to the Bone (1999)

After covering baseball in Bull Durham, basketball in White Men Can't Jump. and golf in Tin Cup, writer, director, and obvious sports fan Ron Shelton takes on the world of boxing in this comedy. Vince Boudreau (Woody Harrelson) and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 24, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Flat characters and uninspired comedy yield forgettable results.

Tom Keogh

This is still Ron Shelton in good -- not great, but good -- form here, and the rewards are plentiful.

Roger Ebert
At the Movies

Doesn't have enough of a boxing story to occupy the running time.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...Shelton's second-best idea for a boxing movie.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Lacks the pizazz of Shelton's best stuff.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

By the end, the fight means everything to them and virtually nothing to us.

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Mike Kerrigan
Boxoffice Magazine

The casting is brilliant.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Play It to the Bone isn't going to be a contender.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A sometimes funny boxing screwball comedy.

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E! Online

This should've been a labor of glove for Shelton's sharp observational wit and sports jones, but the film ultimately fails to land enough punches.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Awful, unfunny comedy and not good drama that just make you lost time and an opportunity of watch a really great film. Rotten.
Leo L
danny d
really fun flick to watch if you wanna see something brainless but entertaining
Michael Gildea
I didn't despise it but I didn't give it another thought until I typed this up.

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