• Released
  • October 12, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 45 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy
  • 2,776 Fan Ratings
63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Once it gets going and commits to its time-worn inspirational formula, it's not half-bad.
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
When the comedy connects, it can deliver with funny force
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
A farther-fetched fantasy: In addition to asking we believe our loosely packed academic can play Rocky, Here Comes the Boom imagines a world in which butterball Everyman Scott and the fabulously lush Bella (Salma Hayek) might argue and bill and coo and eventually fall in love.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The pure mechanics of Here Comes the Boom land it in an enjoyable, if forgettable, space.
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50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Kevin James's latest comedy doesn't promise any bing or bang, only boom. Take it at its word.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Here Comes the Boom is stale and vanilla. We know we're in trouble early when the first joke fails.
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50

Washington Post

What's missing from this color-by-numbers screenplay is the bizarre touch of eccentric humor Sandler often lets creep into his comedies.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A cloddish, harmlessly drecky comedy from the Sandler factory of crude mush.
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40

Movieline

The first half hour of Here Comes the Boom is so good moviegoers might be fooled into expecting something better than an obvious wish fulfillment fantasy so patently implausible it's almost insulting.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
All banality, though it delivers some goodwill even as it pulls a muscle trying to get its premise going.
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40 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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