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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you like slapstick, this one's for you

    Posted
    CrimsonKing42

    Leatherheads is a change from the kind of film that I've come to expect from director George Clooney. This film has much more in common with the likes of Clooney's Coen Bros. collaboration such as O Brother Where Art Thou and Intolerable Cruelty, what with its slapstick humor, somewhat knuckle-headed characters and period sensibilities. With that aside, though, it's a pretty funny flick with some good casting and an amusing use of the Prohibition-era setting. The story revolves around "Dodge" Connelly, a middle-aged player for the Duluth Bulldogs, a pro football team in a time when pro football isn't popular and the conditions in which it's played are downright despicable. Still, there are no rules in the game, and that's way Dodge likes it, so when their team gets shut down due to their lack of finances, Dodge is quite bummed out. His solution: Carter Rutherford, a young college fottball player and war hero, whose skills on the field and extraordinary war record are quite a draw. Dodge gets Carter to join their team, which solves their money woes. However, Carter's war record has been brought into question, and along comes Ms. Lexie Littleton of the Chicago Tribune to break open the truth. Thus ensues a love triangle between Dodge, Carter, and Lexie, which puts the players and Carter's secrets at risk. At its best, the film is a good slapstick comedy and a very enjoyable period piece. The story is not a great draw, because although it is fun to see the older-than-old-school football being carried out by the band, there is not that much of it, and it adds little to the story after the initial conflict. Also, the film's biggest problem is that it has trouble deciding whether to be a romantic-comedy or a sort of period-drama hybrid, which especially becomes an issue in the third act, causing that part of the film to buckle a bit. I'd say the way to fix this qould have been to make this a bit shorter, perhaps by as much as fifteen minutes. My other major problem was that Clooney couldn't seem to quite decide whether or not he liked the character of Carter. He isn't all-out villainized, but he gets a certain amount of mistreatment, leading me to question whether he was intended to be regarded negatively or positively by the viewers. I enjoyed this picture. It kept my attention throughout and gave me a laugh. All of the actors were charming, and the supporting characters had some life to them, although I did feel that too little focus was placed on the team, considering what an important part of the story they play. I recommend seeing it for sheer entertainment value. It's fun enough to take the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you like Clooney, go ahead

    Posted
    Gorkous

    I thought the movie would be good based on the commercials, but despite this movie being refered to as a comedy, it's not really that funny. Despite it having a decent plot, there just wasn't anything about the movie to keep you watching. Think of it as a conversation you're hearing a few people have. It may hold your attention for a bit, but when you walk away, it won't bother you not knowing how it ends.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clooney being loveable and goofy.

    Posted
    Renthater
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    George Clooney as an actor is one of the very best. And when he does comedy he is at his best. He delivers in this film, all the way through. Its good fun and a family treat to discover how pro-football may have come about. It certainly makes one think about the possibilities, by enlighten us with comical characters in difficult situations of the time period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Posted
    GuySaturday

    Leatherheads is a nostalgic look at the early days of professional football made in the style/vein of great comedies such as His Girl Friday. Is it a football film? No. Is it a strict romantic comedy? Not neccessarily. Is it a solid piece of entertaining film-making? Definitely. Check it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    barely okay

    Posted
    mpikek

    it was disapointing. there was barely a story at all. the back story about the guys life as a phony soldier was boring and uninteresting. the comedy comes and goes. the relationship between clooney and zelweeger is good. overall rent it if theres nothing else to get.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only see if you are a Clooney fan

    Posted
    deb194

    This film had a very weak plot. The chemistry between Clooney and Zellweger carried the film. Was interesting to learn about the early days of professional football. I wouldn't recommend this film unless you were a rabid George Clooney fan.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Penalty

    Posted
    naedean6

    This movie was flat, it just laid there. I wish George Clooney wouldn't have used all his facial expressions from O Brother where out thou. I know he can act. But in this one he forgot.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    cc77

    This movie was disappointing, for some reason I thought it would be good. Turned out to be a romance movie with slapstick humor. Not the kind of movie I like. Some might enjoy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all-around flick.

    Posted
    Mali

    This isn't a blockbuster, but it's a good friday night movie with the fam or girlfriend. Witty humor and good acting. George Clooney is classic and Renee Zelwiger is sassy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie for good laughs

    Posted
    Neongen00
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    Really like this movie with George Clooney in this version of Leatherheads. Classic football laughs & fun & games. Well Recommended. 4 out of 5 stars. Thanks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    bore

    Posted
    MCGNC

    This movie put me to sleep, I really was dissapointed in the plot, or lack thereof. I wouldn't suggest this movie to anyone who values thier time in the least.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Funny but could have been better

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    NjiruMal
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    Overall, I was pleased with this movie and found many parts funny. Ultimately, however, it's not a movie I will watch over and over again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Funny movie

    Posted
    angel
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    I got this movie even though the reviews weren't great. I liked this movie, funny and different. I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    Posted
    Guznnar
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    I remember watching this movie as a kid and loving it. When I watched it again I remembered why I liked it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie!!!

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    KBMom
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    I got this for my nephew for Christmas since he loves football. He loved it because of the old uniforms

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    jlo23

    I thought this movie was a waste of time. There were some funny parts but overall the plot was no good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the actors

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    Carlosek
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    The movie it's very funny and the fact that chicago was in the movie ...great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Rthogan
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    Could be a classic! Great plot and the Blueray quality was great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    Romeo
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    Entertaining across the board. A good movie for football fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great football film.

    Posted
    TripleT

    One of the greatest football films ever with old school laughs.

    I would recommend this to a friend