75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Leatherheads is most on its game when it's in the game, and in the zone of Clooney's no-bull affection for the faces of his actors.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Clooney and Zellweger play off each other perfectly, delivering their dialogue with the rhythm of a well-choreographed dance and falling in love in the time-honored tradition of '40s romantic comedies.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More amiable than witty and relying heavily on the likability and charm of its lead actors, Leatherheads scores more points as a retro romantic comedy than a football saga.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A larky throwback to the breakneck screwballs of Frank Capra and Preston Sturges. Problem is, it isn't breakneck enough.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film moves slowly and steadily, but it's never exactly dull, just mild.
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50

Wall Street Journal

There's a jaunty score by Randy Newman, and Clooney, as always, has charm to burn, but here, he's off his game.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It exudes goodwill and high spirits, occasionally makes you feel really good, and yet here and there and in some definite ways, it kinda sorta stinks.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Clooney, the film's director and star, can't make up his mind how to approach the story. One minute it's a romantic comedy. Then it switches to slapstick, then to screwball comedy before sliding into Frank Capra territory.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Reproducing a period-piece screwball comedy for a modern audience turns out to be one playful, self-deprecating wink too many for the star, who also directed Leatherheads.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Frankly, Zellweger shouldn't have to compete with the ghosts of Rosalind Russell and Carole Lombard, as Clooney forces her to do. It's one thing to evoke the Champagne sophistication of the screwball era; it's another to try to emulate it. Inevitably, the harder you work at capturing madcap fizz, the flatter things are going to feel.
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56 out of 100
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