User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. k.f.
    Mar 21, 2005
    10
    Best film ever.
  2. MartinH.
    Sep 3, 2006
    10
    Great movie! Action, Drama, and Comedy all in one package.
  3. NickR.
    Jan 8, 2003
    10
    Pure class. Laughs from start to finish.
  4. AlexW.
    Oct 20, 2005
    9
    I know is This British remake of 1974's "The Longest Yard" is set in a rough-and-tumble British prison. BUT independent of it is an excellent performance, great humour, nice picture, music goes right to the action on film, every detail is there. I think even it is and adaptation it is a much better version. New times are sometimes better. I love the movie, I laugh and laugh.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Sep 22, 2005
    10
    Excellent movie the monk is a ledge.
  6. k.f.
    Mar 21, 2005
    10
    Best film ever.
  7. AdamB.
    Apr 11, 2005
    10
    Best soccer movie ever!
  8. RestauradorA>
    Apr 13, 2005
    10
    A great movie, it is not the tipical yankee film where convicts are martyrs. It's just a funny film.
  9. AndrewE.
    Aug 11, 2002
    8
    Just plain funny.
  10. DozyRosie
    Jun 12, 2004
    10
    Awesome film!!
  11. Jacob
    Feb 21, 2005
    10
    This movie is the best movie out there im not much of a soccer fan but watching that movie made want to start watching soccer CRAZY MOVIE!!
  12. JeremyM.
    Nov 14, 2002
    4
    The climatic sports match offers a few laughs, until then though its pretty painful formula.
  13. Sep 1, 2010
    6
    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
    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.
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Metascore
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.