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
There's a jaunty score by Randy Newman, and Clooney, as always, has charm to burn, but here, he's off his game. show more
A larky throwback to the breakneck screwballs of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. Problem is, it isn't breakneck enough. show more
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.
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.
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