Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    12
    Starts off bad, then tapers off.
  4. 30
    Even by the debased standards of preachy sports movies aimed at kids, this is pabulum.
  5. A dreary comedy in the same mold (as "The Bad News Bears," only moldier.
  6. The movie and its star just aren't that funny.
  7. 30
    The funny-looking kids steal every scene from Lawrence, simply by virtue of being funny-looking kids.
  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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