The Benchwarmers
The Benchwarmers (2006)

For anyone who's ever been picked on, put down or pushed around, your heroes are here! Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) star as three older guys who know what it's like to be bullied. After catching some… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 7, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A gross-out comedy that is more sophomoric than funny, The Benchwarmers goes down swinging.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Just when the baseball slapstick starts wearing thin, a final-reel gush of truly cynical sentiment on behalf of the physically challenged sends the ordeal-factor off the scale.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The three losers play a series of Little League teams, snatching victory from the jaws of slapstick humiliation.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Stupidity this epic can only be the deliberate work of cynical opportunists.

Ben Kenigsberg
L.A. Weekly

It's hard to buy the movie as an underdog success story, since even the actors barely seem to exert themselves.

Joe Leydon

Schneider winds up playing straight man to Spade, who once again relies on his snarky coward shtick, and Heder, who comes across like someone doing a bad imitation of ... well, Heder himself in Napoleon Dynamite.

Simon Weaving

In the last line of the film, as the final credits thankfully disappear, Richie casually says "that was a waste of time wasn't it?" Yes. Definitely.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Like pretty much everything else bearing Happy Madison's name, The Benchwarmers kind of sucks.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a movie packed with so many idiot characters that Rob Schneider is cast as the cool guy -- and sort of pulls it off.

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Matt Wilkinson

It doesn't take a genius to work out what's on offer: toilet humour, physical comedy, more toilet humour and an Americans-do-it-best schmaltzy climax.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
It has its funny moments that'll leave you wondering how stupid they were to do those things, but the Benchwarmers is no home run. The plain gags and… More
Dead Angel
Not so funny. David's brother looked odd.
Lucas Martins
The worst "comedy" that I ever saw these days.
Bethany Murphy
Hilarious. A really funny comedy. A must see!
Alex roy
The Benchwarmers had some minor laughs here and there, but as a memorable comedy it fails to stand out, and doesn't withstand multiple viewings. The comedy… More
Jim Careter
I hated this movie. It was a disgusting, stupid, pointless movie. The acting sucked and im not sure what its supposed to be. I laughed a few times because it… More