Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 33
  2. Negative: 10 out of 33
  1. Even a soccer-savvy audience has better things to do - like instilling unsportsmanlike behavior in their kids or sabotaging rival teams.
  2. This is little more than a big-budget sitcom, with a guest appearance by Mike Ditka, who plays an unfunny version of himself as Phil's assistant coach.
  3. 30
    Even understanding the audience for which Kicking & Screaming is aiming, it's hard not to notice the flaws.
  4. 30
    Roughly as entertaining as watching your neighbor's kid's soccer game, not because you want to, but because you have to.
  5. 30
    The heart of the problem may be that real life youth-sports insanity has far exceeded the bounds of family-friendly comedy.
  6. 25
    Crushingly inept family comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    A good script is the most essential ingredient for a good movie. Hiring a comedian isn't enough.
  8. Not only not funny, it's unfunny. It kills humor. Sit in a room by yourself, look at a blank screen for 90 minutes, and you'll have more of a chance of laughing at your own thoughts than you will at this movie.
  9. 25
    Too bad the director ties everyone's laces together and they all go down in a jumble.
  10. 20
    If its made-for-TV sensibility explains its chaotically blobby shooting style, it doesn't clarify a plot so painfully padded that it looks for laughs in strange digressive asides regarding bratwurst and coffee.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 188 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 55
  2. Negative: 9 out of 55
  1. Mar 13, 2015
    8
    This movie is unbelievably hilarious. I love the clashing between Duvall and Ditka and then Ferrel being smashed between. Mike Ditka is aThis movie is unbelievably hilarious. I love the clashing between Duvall and Ditka and then Ferrel being smashed between. Mike Ditka is a perfect choice for the Juice Box guy. Full Review »
  2. Mar 2, 2015
    1
    Enough of this.....introduce kids to coffee by getting them half-caf....and the movie has somehow accomplished what it set out to do.....if IEnough of this.....introduce kids to coffee by getting them half-caf....and the movie has somehow accomplished what it set out to do.....if I didn't already hate Will Farrell ...i'm there now...who I really hate is people who need to laugh at him together.....Might as well have an entire movie on Fat Bastard only now hes played by Will Farrell..... Full Review »
  3. Jun 19, 2014
    0
    Only a couple of laughs. (only chuckles though). I didn't go into the film with really high hopes, but I had no idea I would be thisOnly a couple of laughs. (only chuckles though). I didn't go into the film with really high hopes, but I had no idea I would be this disappointed. Don't see Full Review »