The Longest Yard
The Longest Yard (2005)

One of the toughest and best-remembered sports movies of the 1970s gets a humorous makeover in this comedy. Paul "Wrecking" Crewe (Adam Sandler) was once a famous professional football player, but after several years out of the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 27, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This Yard has some laughs but missing from this remake is the edginess of the original.

Time Out

Everyone involved with this remake claims the utmost respect for Robert Aldrich's raucously funny 1974 original. So you have to wonder why they crapped all over it, starting with the casting.

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Andrew O'Hehir

People will go see The Longest Yard for all sorts of reasons -- its lively humor, the current of violence that's just under the surface, its message of underdog racial reconciliation, or the fact that there's no actual football to watch on TV.

Cole Smithey

Peter Segal ("Anger Management") successfully helms his third Adam Sandler project in this funny modernized retooling of Robert Aldrich's 1974 original .

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A Division III imitation of the original.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The pleasure is entirely like eating cake made from cake mix. It's not like you don't know how it's going to turn out, or how it tasted the last time you ate it.

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Richard Luck

A film we could live without, inspired by an original that was anything but essential.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

No uplifting populism here.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Whether it's the sight of Reynolds squeezed painfully into a football uniform or the endless footballs-to-the-crotch and tired gay jokes, The Longest Yard has the feeling of mutton dressed as lamb.

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Rob Gonsalves

Yields the dispiriting insight that Hollywood can't even make credible rabble-rousing junk any more.

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Alex roy
The Longest Yard remake is a yet another prime example of a remake that is terrible. The film is awful. With a bad cast, it's no wonder that this film is… More