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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 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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  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. 20
    No laughs here, just the dull ache of seeing Heder slotted into a standard piece of Hollywood twaddle.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    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: 40 out of 65
  2. Negative: 20 out of 65
  1. 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 not worth the 25 score, more of above 65 at least, I'd give it a high score. Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2011
    9
    One hilarious movie, Happy Madison had done it again, it even manages to sneak some morals about not bullying others in with the laughs, if you are a fans of comedies then this is a must watch, it's just really fantastic, I highly recommend. Expand
  3. 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 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
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    7
    Esta peliculame gusto, no tanto pero me gusto.La veo como una comedia familiar y mas dirigida para el publico infantil, pero tiene partes graciosas que tambien van para el publico adulto.Esta pelicula vale la pena verla. Expand
  5. Nov 27, 2011
    6
    The Benchwarmers is really funny. There were some parts where I simply could not stop laughing. It has some very memorable jokes that I may never forget. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2012
    6
    It's rather stupid, but there's also something almost pathetically hilarious about a lot of the comedy within it.
  7. Jun 17, 2011
    0
    A really crappy film. Although I did chuckle a few times, it was not enough to dignify sitting for some hour and a half. The movie is cliched, horribly acted, and horribly scripted. It fails on nearly all levels, and is not worth your time. See an actual comedy, and not this crap. Expand

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