Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25

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  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    The players fall into recognizable stereotypes: the big and clumsy kid, the real talent who's also a showoff, the buffoon, the gross-out guy. But no one is more formulaic than the coach. He starts out smug with the kids and ends up smitten.
  2. 38
    Viewing the new Martin Lawrence kiddie movie is more enjoyable than watching my dog eat a desiccated toad carcass he pried off the road, but only marginally so.
  3. The movie and its star just aren't that funny.
  4. Even by the debased standards of preachy sports movies aimed at kids, this is pabulum.
  5. 30
    The funny-looking kids steal every scene from Lawrence, simply by virtue of being funny-looking kids.
  6. A dreary comedy in the same mold (as "The Bad News Bears," only moldier.
  7. 12
    Starts off bad, then tapers off.
  8. 10
    Why -- when there are so many funnier, smarter, more gifted performers who can't get arrested in Hollywood -- why, for the love of all that's good and holy, does Martin Lawrence get to keep making movies?

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