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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 29 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A larky throwback to the breakneck screwballs of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. Problem is, it isn't breakneck enough. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Frankly, Zellweger shouldn't have to compete with the ghosts of Rosalind Russell and Carole Lombard, as Clooney forces her to do. It's one thing to evoke the Champagne sophistication of the screwball era; it's another to try to emulate it. Inevitably, the harder you work at capturing madcap fizz, the flatter things are going to feel. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Clooney, the film's director and star, can't make up his mind how to approach the story. One minute it's a romantic comedy. Then it switches to slapstick, then to screwball comedy before sliding into Frank Capra territory. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Clooney and Zellweger play off each other perfectly, delivering their dialogue with the rhythm of a well-choreographed dance and falling in love in the time-honored tradition of '40s romantic comedies. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    In the end, Leatherheads recalls the gloriously dated sentiments of Grantland Rice, one of that era's beloved sportswriters, expressed 17 years earlier in the poem "Alumnus Football." show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Leatherheads goes on a good 20 minutes too long, and there's very little in it that makes a lasting impression, but it's easy to watch while it's unspooling -- much like, you know, a lot of Cary Grant comedies. show more

  • 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

  • May 22, 2008 told cha s0 x
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    This movie was quite boring to me. I understood everything that was going on just fine, it was just an extremely slow moving storyline. Thats really the only thing I can say. It was good, and decent, but not the best movie i've ever seen.

  • May 22, 2008 avrocket
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    I go to the movies about 8 or 9 times a months this movie was a big disapointment, the kind of movie that makes you want to ask for your money back,dull,dull,dull.

  • May 22, 2008 rawallgvaz
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    A real snooze. Poorly acted. I left in the middle of the movie. I just could not take any more.

  • May 22, 2008 woussko
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    In order to understand this movie you need to be a senior and have lived in the USA during the time period this movie was set in. Then you'll really enjoy it. For people under 50, most likely you just won't get it and the ideal viewer should be in the 60-90 year old range and be alert of mind. Then you'll really enjoy a flashback to earlier years. I would give this about 3 out of 4 stars as it wasn't perfect by any means.

  • May 22, 2008 main screen name
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    i did not see this movie becouse of what all you little sniveling jerk offs said about this movie. this make number 7 thats seven movies that i skiped all becouse of this stuped review site, thanks for taking the suprise out of life...the easter bunny is not REAL !!!! nor is santa =!!! frickin buzz kill A@@

  • May 22, 2008 tad094
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    The Movie was funny and good, but yet...i'm only 14. I understood what somethings in the movie were like speakeasies from history class, but overall, it was confusing to me.

  • May 22, 2008 craftyat50
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    We were so looking forward to this movie, but I have to admit I was bored and fell asleep. It had a few cute moments, but on the whole, I wish I had my time and money back.


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