The Replacements Synopsis
A football coach (Gene Hackman) recruits ragtag players during a strike.
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72

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
An agreeably and unapologetically lightweight late-summer blockbuster.
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70

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What The Replacements does have is energy.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
The story of the triumphant underdog is irresistible, even when every single plot point comes marching down Main Street.
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Formulaic but surprisingly charming.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Just like a low-budget football comedy, only with money.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Harmless, mindless and shameless.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Any ESPN commercial at all leaves it in the dust when it comes to imaginative firepower.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The incisive, close up photography by ''The Sixth Sense'''s Tak Fujimoto outclasses the story by yards.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
One of those movies that goes for a jarringly new emotion every 30 seconds or so while the story's foundation is collapsing.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
You might want to sit out this season.
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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Humor and Language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Lightweight but likeable football story.
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