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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. 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
  2. May 25, 2012
    You know what really makes this entertaining? Will Ferrell's performance! He made this movie so funny and if any average actor took over this project, it just wouldn't be that fun. Collapse
  3. Nov 15, 2012
    It's gleeful in its juvenility, and Ferrel's mad funny.
  4. Apr 20, 2013
    This movie takes me back when I was a kid. It's a stupid, whacky soccer movie that's surprisingly hilarious. Like any other Will Ferrel movie it's a typical Will Ferrel screw-ball comedy. The movie is stupid at times, but it still keeps you laughing, like the "Juice Box" scene. But it's not as good as Ferrel's other movies like Anchorman and Talledega Nights. As far as the story goes, it's still just a broad, typical sports story, but done "Will Ferrel" style. Overall, it's a stupid soccer movie, but with some fun, hilarious moments. Expand
  5. May 2, 2014
    A perfectly entertaining and funny family movie. Kids are going to get the most laughs out of this, but Will Ferrell's crazier moments will crack up the adults too. The only real problem with it is it's familiarity. The morals it tries to teach have been taught in a thousand other movies, and you pretty much know how the overall plot is going to turn out. Still, if you're looking for some laugh's Ferrell delivers. In the end that's all that matters in a comedy, so it's worth a watch. Expand
  6. May 12, 2011
    A light, sometimes funny movie that is watchable but forgettable. The supporting cast don't take much of the comedic burden so Ferrell becomes the sole reason you would watch this film. 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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