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Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, William Fichtner, James Cromwell
Rated PG-13: Crude and sexual humor, violence, language and drug references
Running Time: 109 min.
 
 
Funny, the only real aspect that this movie has. And, even the comedy isn't that funny. This movie is definately a renter.  A movie that you would wait until it came out on video to watch it, a movie that you would need to be in the comfort of your own home to enjoy. Sandler, Reynolds, and Rock play mediocre characters that do not portray much emotion or individuality, they were there, spoke their lines and just kinda flowed. Definately not an epic, and yet, not even a "football" movie either.
 
During the whole movie, there isn't a feeling of much of a draw. Nothing is holding the audience in their seats, you might as well keep reading the newspaper when you get up to crap, at least the headlines will catch your attention. The film is anti-climactic, and could really use a serious renovation in the area of plotline and character devotion.
 
Paul Crewe (Sandler) a washed-up, point shaving football player, that gets caught up in an emotional battle with his girlfriend about her loving everything else more than he. Crewe ends up wrecking his girlfriend's car into some troopers and lands himself in prison where he meets "Caretaker" (Rock) and Nate Scarboro (Reynolds) and forms a football team to play against the gaurds in a warm-up game, under the orders of the greedy publicity-needy warden.
 
The movie could come close to a climax right after the warden starts his meniacle campaign to break down Sandler's character, but instead just cuts straight to the football game. Yeah, there is mild comedy, and Stone Cold getting knocked silly, but in all, this movie is still only a popcorn flick. Wait till video, I warn thee.
 
Good Points
-Rock and Sandler are pretty funny together
-Golberg, Stone Cold, and Nelly
 
Bad Points
-No strong plot
-Anti-climactic
-Nelly
 
Rating: 5.5/10

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