The Comebacks

Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    50
    It’s mostly eighty-four minutes of puns, double entendres, and Freudian slips.
  2. 42
    Adhering to few solid comedic principles, The Comebacks swings wildly between lame movie references and slapstick, slightly less lame funny names (such as Aseel Tare, the running back who couldn't possibly be injured) and Airplane!-style spoof, and a few mildly amusing stabs at irony.
  3. You'll be goaded throughout The Comebacks to think of "Bend It Like Beckham," "Remember the Titans," "Rudy," "Hoosiers," "Field of Dreams" and their ilk. What you also think about is how much this stuff worked better in "Airplane!" or "Blazing Saddles."
  4. Koechner tries hard, but ultimately scores few laughs except for when, like Ferrell, he bares his comically less than toned, fleshy body.
User Score
2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 10 out of 13
  1. RobtW.
    Oct 20, 2007
    1
    Walked out of this movie. Only the second time in my life and I go to a lot of movies. This is not funny. It is painfully not funny. The Walked out of this movie. Only the second time in my life and I go to a lot of movies. This is not funny. It is painfully not funny. The "jokes" are cruel and crude and there is no point to this movie. This makes Epic and Scary IV look like award winners. Bad acting bad script and boring. Full Review »
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    3
    Yea, I thought this was funny maybe the first 3 times I saw it (It's re run A LOT on daytime television, which is a testament to it's poorYea, I thought this was funny maybe the first 3 times I saw it (It's re run A LOT on daytime television, which is a testament to it's poor quality) and I mean there were parts I laughed at, David Koechner is average. The 4th time I saw it, I was so bored I almost fell asleep, other than a couple funny moments, The Comebacks jokes are bland and mostly unfunny and repititve. There are a few funny moments, but other than that, The Comebacks has nothing else going for it. Full Review »
  3. Dec 31, 2011
    10
    THIS IS THE BEST COMEDY MOVIE EVER TO COME FROM AMERICA. A TRUE GROSS OUT COMEDY VERY IMMATURE at times BUT IF LIKE ME YOU FIND THIS FUNNY ITTHIS IS THE BEST COMEDY MOVIE EVER TO COME FROM AMERICA. A TRUE GROSS OUT COMEDY VERY IMMATURE at times BUT IF LIKE ME YOU FIND THIS FUNNY IT THE PERFECT MOVIE one quote HES GOIN ALL THE WAY...TO MEXICO!A TRUE UNNDEATED CLASSIC Full Review »