75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What links the two films in fun and ferocity is the big game, a ripsnorter that is irresistibly entertaining.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Longest Yard more or less achieves what most of the people attending it will expect. Most of its audiences will be satisfied enough when they leave the theater, although few will feel compelled to rent it on video to share with their friends. So, yes, it's a fair example of what it is.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The new version has the zip of a 96-yard punt return and all the ingredients to inspire the celebratory crushing of empty beer cans.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This agreeable remake still manages to go the distance.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
That's what is missing from The Longest Yard most egregiously. Charm has been kept on the bench.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Each joke and one-liner is a made-for-HBO zinger, each scene with Sandler a reaffirmation of the old friendship between the two successful SNL alums.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
What makes the new movie almost bearable is the byplay between Sandler and Chris Rock.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's a misguided, miscast remake of the 1974 Robert Aldrich classic.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
No classic, but neither was the original starring Burt Reynolds. Instead, it's an odd mix of amusing nonsense and nastiness that chugs along, hit and miss, until the last section, which is the best part of the movie and its real reason for being: the game.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Everyone in this overstaffed showbiz sampler has been better somewhere else. An assortment of talented comedians, character actors, professional athletes, sports commentators, one rapper, and two former sitcom stars sit in this movie like too much food on a buffet cart.
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48 out of 100
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