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PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Dodge Connolly (George Clooney), captain of a 1920s football team, wants to give the sagging sport a boost and capture the country's attention. He recruits Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski) to play for the team. Carter is not only a war hero, but he is also fast, handsome, and guaranteed to pack the stands with fans. Newswoman Lexie Littleton (Renée Zellweger) goes digging for dirt on Carter, while both Dodge and Carter try to score with her off the field.

Cast: George Clooney , Renée Zellweger , John Krasinski , Jonathan Pryce , Stephen Root , Max Casella , Tommy Hinkley , Robert Baker

Director: George Clooney

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Leatherheads (2008)

Release Date: April 4th, 2008|1 hr. 54 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 29 )
  • Leatherheads is most on its game when it's in the game, and in the zone of Clooney's no-bull affection for the faces of his actors. show more

  • It exudes goodwill and high spirits, occasionally makes you feel really good, and yet here and there and in some definite ways, it kinda sorta stinks. show more

  • More amiable than witty and relying heavily on the likability and charm of its lead actors, Leatherheads scores more points as a retro romantic comedy than a football saga. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 jdlewis60
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    Worst movie made in years. Clooney was horrible in this. He was a waiter before he made it big in Hollywood, so I guess that makes him a political genius. Anyway he's a good actor, but he was horrid in this.

  • May 22, 2008 ms monique
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    Going in descending order -Great - Cinematography, music, John Krasinski playing a lovable sell-out (all those posters!)Good - George Clooney's Dodge is scruffy, funny, and amazingly enough, knows when to leave the party.Okay - Renee Zellweger, who was robbed of her Oscar for playing a 20's moll in CHICAGO, is frustrating because Leatherheads is set in the 20's and she is not delivering. There's no kick, no vinegar to her woman-in-a-man's-world reporter. And who dressed her? Aside from 2 hats, her wardrobe was at least 20 years ahead of the time.Annoying - the sepia pics bookcasing every other scene. The cop chase was not only filler, but boring filler. They could have at least speed-motioned it with tinkly piano music to get a laugh. Also, everybody seemed just out of reach of each other. The whole movie felt like George Clooney had a dream he made a football movie.

  • May 22, 2008 mageemck
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    Sorry, but this movie just bored me to death. I couldn't quite get what the big deal was with the mian plot. Zellweger ; way over acts and Clooney is practically kissing the lens. Sorry .... total bomb fest .. 1 out of 5 stars. thanks

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