The Comeback Trail

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, 33% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The Coen brothers would have worked wonders here, but the director and co-writer George Gallo (he co-wrote Bad Boys) drives everything into increasingly silly sight gags...
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    I won't risk calling this movie a miracle, but if this year has left you in desperate need of a good laugh, look no further.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's a premise that could have produced a few laughs, but the chutzpah that went into Midnight Run has gone missing and everybody -- director and actors -- clearly feel they have to work very hard to make it hang together.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    The Comeback Trail sings the praises of the power of the movies to inspire and transform lives. Film fans may enjoy the sentiment but they likely won't be as impressed by the slack pacing and obvious telegraphing of joke after joke.
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    José Roberto LandaverdeCine Premiere
    De Niro, Freeman and Jones, surprisingly, are the ones who keep the movie The Comeback Trail afloat. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Kayleigh DonaldsonPajiba
    It's no surprise that The Comeback Trail feels so dang dated. Still, it's surprising just how tedious it can be.
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    Stefan PapeCommon Sense Media
    This disappointing crime caper, set in the 1970s, fails in its attempt to satirize Hollywood's film industry, leaving a hackneyed, unoriginal movie that lacks heart and conviction.
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    Andrew MurrayThe Upcoming
    The Comeback Trail fails as both a comedy and Hollywood love letter, despite the best efforts from an all-star cast.
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    Stephen ApplebaumRadio Times
    After a promising start, though, the initially witty material becomes increasingly thin, relying on the starry cast's energy to prop it up.
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    Matt ConwayBattle Royale With Cheese
    Gallo's passably amusing film only operates in a colorfully vapid light.
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