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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What links the two films in fun and ferocity is the big game, a ripsnorter that is irresistibly entertaining. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    No classic, but neither was the original starring Burt Reynolds. Instead, it's an odd mix of amusing nonsense and nastiness that chugs along, hit and miss, until the last section, which is the best part of the movie and its real reason for being: the game. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The new version has the zip of a 96-yard punt return and all the ingredients to inspire the celebratory crushing of empty beer cans. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    That's what is missing from The Longest Yard most egregiously. Charm has been kept on the bench. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What makes the new movie almost bearable is the byplay between Sandler and Chris Rock. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's a misguided, miscast remake of the 1974 Robert Aldrich classic. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    This agreeable remake still manages to go the distance. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Longest Yard more or less achieves what most of the people attending it will expect. Most of its audiences will be satisfied enough when they leave the theater, although few will feel compelled to rent it on video to share with their friends. So, yes, it's a fair example of what it is. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Its crass good humor makes it an enjoyable, reasonably faithful but over-the-top successor to the original. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Whether you'll enjoy this loud and rowdy remake of a 1974 Burt Reynolds film depends on your tolerance for three things: football, Adam Sandler and unabashed product placement. show more

  • October 03, 2009 Raysfan0604
    Report This User

    its sad and funny plus its got adam sandler in it

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