75

San Francisco Chronicle

The two best things about this logic-challenged, predictable and overlong (110 minutes!) film are The Rock's performance - surely he's one of the more likable people in the movies, and here he handles physical sight gags with aplomb; and the parallel disciplines of football and ballet, which provide a way for father and daughter to understand each other.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's painless, especially if you have a small child in tow, and the Rock, bless his heart, acts like it's all new to him. The star should do more comedy - he's got quick reflexes and a face that lends itself to cartoon double takes, and he's not afraid to look completely ridiculous.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A throwback to the days when Disney would recruit second- and third-tier stars to stroll through indifferently written, modestly produced comic fluff that served as family entertainment.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
At least The Game Plan does have Johnson, whose innate charisma will make it easier for adult viewers to endure the film without ruing the decision to make a family outing to the multiplex.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
All that charm is wasted in careless scenes that don't make much sense and the whole thing feels slapped to together with chewing gum and spit.
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50

Chicago Tribune

If Steve Martin (“Cheaper by the Dozen”) and Eddie Murphy (“Daddy Day Care”) can’t make these PG-rated assembly-line comedies any fun, what chance does The Rock have?
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Having tamed one muscled man-child (Vin Diesel in The Pacifier), Disney sets its sights on The Rock. He preens winningly in The Game Plan.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Game Plan plays like an average sitcom that drags on. This sort of film shouldn't clock in at more than 90 minutes. There are worse ways to spend a few hours, but expect more predictability than laughs in this good-hearted, mindless entertainment.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
The Game Plan, created as a vehicle for Johnson, is a family comedy heavy on syrup and low on laughs.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director Andy Fickman seems to have thrown everything into this artificial comedy, in the hopes that something might stick. Almost nothing does.
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44 out of 100
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