Leatherheads Synopsis
In the 1920s, the owner of a football team drafts a straight-laced college sensation as his new coach.
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Critic Ratings


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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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...
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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...
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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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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film moves slowly and steadily, but it's never exactly dull, just mild.
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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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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Good Grief! What are you thinking!?!?!?

By Beach Princess
Why, oh why, do people rate movies they haven't seen!?!?!? This isn't helpful and it is aggravating to those of us who look to the fan reviews for true reviews of movies. "Review" means you have...

If you haven't seen it.....please don't comment!

By lewras
No one cares how much you do or do not want to see a movie. We only read these reviews to get some idea of what people thought of it AFTER THEY HAVE SEEN IT! If you haven't seen it, PLEASE DON'T...


By austin364
this movie was ok...

big disappointment

By ninjamaster62
I had heard that this movie was fun and different and entertaining, but when I went to watch it, I was thoroughly disappointed. It was kind of a boring story, and the characters were boring, and...

Funny and lighthearted

By drkydory
This movie was basically funny and lighthearted. Great music. I sat there and just laughed. It was entertaining but not amazing....


By campswp6
My husband liked it more than I did. It's like a chick flick in reverse. Cute....


By lemonysnickety
Loved it!!!! How can you miss with a cast including George Clooney and Renee Zellweger? Clooney is so charming and Zellweger adorable on screen but the fireworks start with rapid fire banter between...

Leatherheads Review

By stanaudit
This was a delightful movie, fast paced, charming interaction, and provided a fly-on-the-wall look at how professional football was established. George Clooney knows how to entertain and how to...

So Disappointing!!!

By SAzzara
I was prepared for a wonderful movie with two of my favorite actors and what I got was an average movie (well photographed however) with my two actors playing themselves. I was never able to get into...


great movie, funny, interesting and great acting...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Clooney's football comedy isn't quite a touchdown.
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