Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As dumb spoofs go, The Comebacks isn't bad. It takes almost every sports movie of the last five years ("Field of Dreams," too) and blends them into a single slapdash comedy.
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Film Threat

By Stina Chyn
It’s mostly eighty-four minutes of puns, double entendres, and Freudian slips.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Koechner tries hard, but ultimately scores few laughs except for when, like Ferrell, he bares his comically less than toned, fleshy body.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gene Seymour
You'll be goaded throughout The Comebacks to think of "Bend It Like Beckham," "Remember the Titans," "Rudy," "Hoosiers," "Field of Dreams" and their ilk. What you also think about is how much this stuff worked better in "Airplane!" or "Blazing Saddles."
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The New York Times

The movie’s low aspirations are depressing because its best gags are agreeably demented.
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L.A. Weekly

Isn’t as obnoxiously awful as, say, "Epic Movie"; it’s simply not funny in the least.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
We're treated to endless scenes of women getting slammed, thrown and clothes lined, while men's genitals are grabbed, groped, stroked and tasered. It's all just as painful as it sounds.
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Austin Chronicle

It’s too bad the filmmakers didn’t have a longer view of film history, though; maybe their jokes would have been more interesting if they’d been aimed at, say, "Somebody Up There Likes Me" or "The Pride of the Yankees."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
At the end of The Comebacks, Coach is offered job with a college basketball team called The Sequels - a joke perhaps, but all too horrifying a prospect after watching this dull fumble.
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Entertainment Weekly

Probably the worst movie that's sludged across my professional eyeballs -- worse than "Daddy Day Camp," "Baby Geniuses 2," and "BloodRayne."
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25 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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