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5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 44
  2. Negative: 11 out of 44
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  1. Mr.C.
    Apr 6, 2008
    10
    Funny ! This Movie is very wonderful!
  2. Iris
    Apr 20, 2008
    9
    I really liked the movie. I expected it to be a bit more screwball comedy in it. Nevertheless, it was a nice balance between a comedy, romance and sports movie. I'm getting so tired of the sexual, gross out comedies. It was quite nice to see a comedy with some elegance, intelligence and sweetness to it.
  3. FranceL.
    Apr 7, 2008
    9
    Terrific period sets, great music, fine cinematography, rapid fire dialogue, a dash of slapstick, and a few very funny moments combine for entertainment well worth the ticket price.. And did I mention George Clooney?
  4. KathyS.
    Apr 5, 2008
    8
    "Leatherheads" is perfectly cast, well-acted, beautifully directed, and gorgeous to look at. This is a fun movie that both men and women can enjoy.
  5. RichardM.
    Apr 4, 2008
    7
    Good story, snappy dialogue, and a nice balance of comedy, drama, and a time when pro football was held in the same esteem as pro wrestling is today, which is to say, if you're interested in the actual sport, watch it at the college level. An excellent score helps transport you to the 1920's and is sustained throughout. Interesting perspectives on truth-telling by public Good story, snappy dialogue, and a nice balance of comedy, drama, and a time when pro football was held in the same esteem as pro wrestling is today, which is to say, if you're interested in the actual sport, watch it at the college level. An excellent score helps transport you to the 1920's and is sustained throughout. Interesting perspectives on truth-telling by public figures, journalistic gotchas, and the dilemma of stonewalling vs. coming clean. George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, and John Krazinski turn in spot-on performances, and a good cast provides support. Despite one or two awkward moments of dialogue, and a deciding on-field play that was somewhat confusing, the movie was quite enjoyable. Expand
  6. AdamA.
    Oct 2, 2008
    7
    Entertaining, but not great. However, being the only film about early football wins it some points.
  7. JayH.
    Sep 17, 2008
    7
    Enjoyable old fashioned film, good pace, fine cast. The period detail is good and the art direction, costumes and cinematography are great. Very entertaining and fun.
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. 67
    Too much of Leatherheads feels like studied motions, and its charms never plaster over a story that takes forever to get going, and doesn't go too far once it does.
  2. Sidelined by a script that plays like an imitation of another era’s artifacts. It’s an oxymoron: a mild screwball romance.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    50
    There's a flatness about the whole enterprise -- like drinking champagne, but from an old house slipper. Re: his performance, Clooney is terrific. His comparison to old movie stars is not just hype. He really does possess the combination of supreme confidence and humility that has been the hallmark of the biggest male Hollywood stars.