Here Comes the Boom Synopsis
A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter.
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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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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
When the comedy connects, it can deliver with funny force
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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...
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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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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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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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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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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A cloddish, harmlessly drecky comedy from the Sandler factory of crude mush.
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The first half hour of Here Comes the Boom is so good moviegoers might be fooled into expecting something better than an obvious wish...
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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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Kevin James is the bomb!

By mattfan12059
This movie was awesome! It was funny, had great action sequences, and some heart in it. Kevin James is fantastic as Scott Voss and so is Salma Hayek as the school's nurse Bella Flores ( who is Scott's...


By apriafan
Movie is good family oriented. Great moral great plot. It is proof that you should never give up never give in. And the awesome part is when they pray and then he wins the next round which is also...

PG Not So Serious Family Fun...Entertaining.

By Alon Patterson
While the critics weren't particularly impressed, this viewer disagrees with any negative assessment of value here. Sure, the film could have been improved in a couple of ways but it really comes...

Exceptionally Inspirational

This movie is about getting rid of complacency for the right reasons- others. To be an inspiration. To do your best even when the system or the job seems to prohibit it. It shows how to treat a...

Great Bang for Your Buck!!!

By mbt69
Very good family orientated movie. Had boys night out with my two younger sons and it was a blast! Lots of laughs and a good story line with a moral. We need more films like this out there where the...

Here Comes The Boom

By wgm
Loved every minute of it. It was hilarous and had a lot of heart. Loved the plot, and had some very real moments and great lines in there. The Cast was fantastic, Kevin James and Henry Wrinkler are...

Perfect Family Movie

By rmwilson94
Finally a perfect family movie - something for everyone - warm and fuzzy for the girls- wrestling scenes for the boys - and comedy! We all loved it! As a parent it is very difficult to find a movie...

Family Enjoyment!

By Oregonpharmer
No sex, no profanity, no gore, no pro-socialist agenda - therefore professional critics hate it! Normal people that enjoy entertainment with a feel-good message will love this movie for what it...

Awesome Movie!

By kbunches
My husband and I loved this movie! We are not UFC/MMA watchers but absolutely loved this movie! It was funny and inspiring! Everyone should see this movie!...


By dirtboy25
I went into this movie thinking that it would be another Mall Cop or Zookeeper, but unlike those movies, I found myself cheering for the main characters. There was a better level of empathy than...

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Rated PG | For Some Rude Humor, Language and Bouts of MMA Sports Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
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