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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24

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  1. Sep 1, 2010
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    English remake of the 1970's Burt Reynolds American football romp.
    Former England captain, off the rails, gets arrested for drink driving, assault, etc then ends up in prison with several unsavoury characters.
    He then gets together a team of inmates to play against the guards.
    It's ok in parts, Jones plays himself, Statham is ok until he speaks & it's all a bit bland. David Kelly & Danny
    Dyer are good though & the music isn't too bad. Expand
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45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Sports movies are never easy to pull off, but Skolnick does a fine job of balancing the drama with the on-field action.
  2. Mean Machine may not have the resonance to linger in the memory affectionately as "The Longest Yard" does, but it plays well, with a fast pace and plenty of punch.
  3. After too many ''Full Monty''s, it has come to look like nothing so much as a coy ritual of emasculation.