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  • Summary: Welcome to that cutthroat, hyper-competitive, do-or-die sport of...little league soccer, a world where kids and their victory-crazed suburban parents find themselves on a high-stakes collision course-all in the name of good, clean, athletic fun. (Universal)
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 33
  2. Negative: 10 out of 33
  1. 75
    An entertaining family movie, and may serve a useful purpose if it inspires kids to overthrow their coaches and take over their own sports.
  2. This might be the most predictable movie of the year, but at least it delivers everything you expect it to.
  3. It's Ferrell who is the vehicle, a mow-you-down comic engine, and everyone else is just along for the ride in this marginally effective, starkly unoriginal family comedy.
  4. It's not brilliant by any means, but bright enough to light up an overly familiar feel-good story.
  5. 50
    A sweet, inoffensive, achingly laughless comedy.
  6. 30
    The heart of the problem may be that real life youth-sports insanity has far exceeded the bounds of family-friendly comedy.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 53
  2. Negative: 8 out of 53
  1. Joyd
    Oct 24, 2005
    This movie was GREAT i loved it. what made it the best the italian boys that were hott & talented! there so cuteee.
  2. Jan 10, 2014
    One of the funniest movies ever, is the acting amazing? no. Is it deep?, oh heck no. This movie knows it is a goofy comedy and owns it. One of the funniest movies i have ever seen. Expand
  3. ChristinaM.
    Nov 27, 2005
    I would give it a 20! but i cant, I think that Francesco is CUTE. I couldnt stop thinking about the movie, Well mostley Francesco! I like soccer. So i might be able to learn some moves from the movie, So i will be rewinding the tape again and again until i get it right! Expand
  4. Marcela
    Jun 25, 2006
    If I could I would give this movie a 20 because it is great. I just kept watching from Rome To Hollywood just 2 c them once again. Sadly I rented the movie so we only had it 4 4 days but i got to watch it 8 times. They are so good in soccer and so cute. Expand
  5. LauraS.
    Aug 21, 2006
    I think this movie is so great because Francesco Liotti is in it. I could die for him. He is the best actor in the entire movie.
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    Kicking and Screaming reaches success in all ages.
    This is probably one of the few movies that can be laughed at by both adults and kids.
    Will Ferrel pushes the envelope just far enough to stay appropriate but make his presence known. Expand
  7. Jun 19, 2014
    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 this disappointed. Don't see Expand

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