The Benchwarmers

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  • Summary: The Benchwarmers tells the story of three guys (Schneider, Spade, Heder) who try to make up for their lack of athleticism when they were younger by forming a three-man baseball team to challenge a full squad of elementary school baseballers. They develop a large following of left-out kids asThe Benchwarmers tells the story of three guys (Schneider, Spade, Heder) who try to make up for their lack of athleticism when they were younger by forming a three-man baseball team to challenge a full squad of elementary school baseballers. They develop a large following of left-out kids as they head into a high-stakes, winner-take-all game with the best team of kids in the state. (Sony Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 11 out of 17
  1. This morphing of "The Bad News Bears" and a "Three Stooges" episode parades its dumbness with such zip that it almost passes for clever.
  2. 42
    For the first two acts, veteran lowbrow director Dennis Dugan at least keeps The Benchwarmers' pace brisk and the wall-to-wall soundtrack upbeat and infectious. Then the big third-act twist arrives and the film drags to a finish, leaving a slug-like trail of squishy sentimentality.
  3. From the beginning to its very end, The Benchwarmers seems to be struggling to justify its own existence.
  4. You have to credit the filmmakers for at least acknowledging their level of dreck during the final credits, when Lovitz rhetorically asks, "This was a complete waste of time, wasn't it?"
  5. It's a movie packed with so many idiot characters that Rob Schneider is cast as the cool guy -- and sort of pulls it off.
  6. Reviewed by: Damon Wise
    20
    An unfunny, unfocused sub-SNL baseball comedy that makes the likes of Joe Dirt and Deuce Bigalow seem vintage.
  7. 10
    Another disastrous comedy aimed at second-graders and anyone else who thinks farts are still funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 67
  2. Negative: 21 out of 67
  1. ChrisD.
    Apr 8, 2006
    10
    People say this movie stinks?!?!?!...no way it rocks my socks.
  2. BobbiD.
    Aug 4, 2006
    10
    this has to be the funnest movie of all times it a must see movie!
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    10
    Funny a** movie, one of my all time favorite comedies of all time! I couldn't stop laughing at a lot of parts in the movie and definitely notFunny a** movie, one of my all time favorite comedies of all time! I couldn't stop laughing at a lot of parts in the movie and definitely not worth the 25 score, more of above 65 at least, I'd give it a high score. Expand
  4. Feb 2, 2011
    7
    If there is an award for adolecent, crude juvenile movies made for 13 year olds and younger, then the benchwarmers will take that rewardIf there is an award for adolecent, crude juvenile movies made for 13 year olds and younger, then the benchwarmers will take that reward proudly and won't look back.But if your in the mood for a crass,potty mouthed film filled with nonstop fart and diereah jokes,then you will enjoy it. Expand
  5. Jan 22, 2012
    5
    There are a lot of hilarious parts in the begining of the film yet it one again falls victim to the curse of sappy and corny comedies. TheThere are a lot of hilarious parts in the begining of the film yet it one again falls victim to the curse of sappy and corny comedies. The sappiness and cornyness definently hurt the film big time but I still enjoyed it for the most part. Expand
  6. JohnL.
    Oct 4, 2006
    1
    Whats wrong with the people who gave this a ten? Its absolute garbage! I couldn
  7. krisj.
    Apr 7, 2006
    0
    This movie is a stinker.

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