Rebound (2005)

A man hoping to make his way back to the big time starts by heading back to middle school in this comedy. Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball, but he's just as famous for his… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rebound ought to entertain its target audience, but there's nothing here for those who've seen The Bad News Bears or its countless derivatives.

Joshua Land
Village Voice

Lawrence coasts on star power, genially sending up his bad-boy persona.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

With the bounceless Rebound, Martin Lawrence has managed the feat of transforming from razor-tongue Bad Boys comic into a cuddly Bill Cosby clone.

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Cole Smithey

Even the teenaged misfit audiences to whom "Rebound" is targeted will lose patience with the film's uninspired gags and lazy writing.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a dumb, cookie-cutter sports movie that knows nothing about sports and even less about comedy.

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

This is a stupid movie.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

An adequate video babysitter, but kids and parents alike would have a better time simply rewatching The Bad News Bears.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A lazy, by-the-numbers vehicle.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Goes along pleasantly.

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Scott Weinberg

Frankly I wouldn't be surprised if Rebound was written, shot, edited, and released over the course of ... let's be generous and say three weeks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
A comedy where old school ...meets middle school Good movie. Basketball with kids is always fun and funny. I like sports movies specially basketball… More
Wildaly M
I think this is a Martin Lawrence movie, right?
KJ Proulx
When I was 11 years old I thought it was good! But I know that I used to be a stupid little kid!
EightThirty .
Cool fun for everyone ^_^
Dean McKenna
Hilarious! Precious film minutes are wasted as Martin Lawrence ho-hums the gig, Pace picks up when he puts his heart into transforming his geeky team into… More
Sylvester Kuo
There's no sign of intellectual life here. Rebound is a petty little rip off of the screwball genre.