• Released
  • October 12, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 45 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy
  • 2,777 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter.

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Critic Ratings

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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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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...
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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...
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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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Rated PG | For Some Rude Humor, Language and Bouts of MMA Sports Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
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