The Benchwarmers Synopsis
Millionaire with a baseball fetish wants to form a team to compete in Little League.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This morphing of "The Bad News Bears" and a "Three Stooges" episode parades its dumbness with such zip that it almost passes for clever.
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50

Boston Globe

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Not terrible, not terrible at all. Yes, the plot is terrible, some of the jokes are terrible, and Rob Schneider's bizarre from-the-neck-up...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
An underdog's breakfast of a movie, with some quite funny characters and set pieces mixed with some excruciating "moral lessons," but at...
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This formulaic mess of sports-movie cliches and self-esteem claptrap contains a couple of funny bits, but you have to slog through a lot of...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
You have to credit the filmmakers for at least acknowledging their level of dreck during the final credits, when Lovitz rhetorically asks,...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's a movie packed with so many idiot characters that Rob Schneider is cast as the cool guy -- and sort of pulls it off.
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20

Empire

By Damon Wise
An unfunny, unfocused sub-SNL baseball comedy that makes the likes of Joe Dirt and Deuce Bigalow seem vintage.
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12

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The humor is infantile at best (projectile vomiting and bathroom jokes) and meanspirited at worst (midgets and gays, look out).
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12

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Sandler's latest ode to projectile vomiting, passing gas, gay jokes and physical insults to the groin is basically a feeble cross between...
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10

Film Threat

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Another disastrous comedy aimed at second-graders and anyone else who thinks farts are still funny.
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MUST GO!

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If you want to pick out a movie that will definitly make you laugh you should go see this! I laughed through the entire movie! I love it!!! 10 out of 10....

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Awesome

By panther96
Great humor and hilarious quirks!...

Oh Yeah!

By saphira15249
This movie is heartwarming and good. These three actors make a good well-rounded movie. This movie is a great laugh-filled flick....

Good Concept, Bad Execution.

By roberson2013
Although I do praise the plot, I criticize pretty much everything else. I won't lie when I say i had some moments of crazy laughter, but 60% of the time had me keeping a dull face. Dennis Dugan, when...

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Great!

By nerds37
I thought this movie was great! First of all the actors are the best and are perfect for this movie. Second it was hilarious. My dad even laughed and then you know its got to be funny. It was great...

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Rated PG-13 | For crude and suggestive humor, and for language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Dreadful sports comedy is a waste of time.
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