The Longest Yard

Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    Sandler impressively assumes the Reynolds role here, with strong support by Reynolds himself and a slightly restrained but frequently hilarious Chris Rock.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    The new version has the zip of a 96-yard punt return and all the ingredients to inspire the celebratory crushing of empty beer cans.
  3. 75
    What links the two films in fun and ferocity is the big game, a ripsnorter that is irresistibly entertaining.
  4. 75
    The Longest Yard more or less achieves what most of the people attending it will expect. Most of its audiences will be satisfied enough when they leave the theater, although few will feel compelled to rent it on video to share with their friends. So, yes, it's a fair example of what it is.
  5. Its crass good humor makes it an enjoyable, reasonably faithful but over-the-top successor to the original.
  6. This agreeable remake still manages to go the distance.
  7. Sandler's frequent director, Peter Segal, also rises to the occasion, giving the proceedings some of the rough-hewn, hard-edged look of the original, and brings it to a funny, satisfying climax that -- happily -- doesn't cop out.
  8. It's a definite crowd-pleaser and a perfectly fun night at the movies.
  9. Though Sandler's resemblance to a pro athlete is indiscernible, his mockery of authority and his penchant for buffoonery and slapstick violence make him more of an heir to Reynolds than might be expected.
  10. 63
    Whether you'll enjoy this loud and rowdy remake of a 1974 Burt Reynolds film depends on your tolerance for three things: football, Adam Sandler and unabashed product placement.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 149 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 58
  2. Negative: 15 out of 58
  1. JasonQ.
    Dec 6, 2005
    10
    If you are a foot ball fan you will love this movie it is funny, intersting, and weird but over all it is the BEST movie EVER!!!
  2. May 11, 2016
    8
    I haven't watched this movie in a long time and I am so delighted that I decided to put it on again. It still gave me howls of laughter.I haven't watched this movie in a long time and I am so delighted that I decided to put it on again. It still gave me howls of laughter.

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  3. Mar 18, 2015
    8
    I'm not a huge football fan, but I love a good football comedy. The Longest Yard is as good as any. I never watched the original film but II'm not a huge football fan, but I love a good football comedy. The Longest Yard is as good as any. I never watched the original film but I think its cool to bring back Burt Reynolds who was the star of the original movie from 1974. This movie features Adam Sandler who was at the top of his game as an actor and producer and some of his common collaborators like Chris Rock ( who may be the best character in the film) and Terry Crews as the hilarious Cheeseburger Eddie. The Longest Yard has an outstanding cast overall with several funny characters and despite its clich├ęs it still manages to be as strong of a sport comedy as they come. This film has made the rounds on cable television numerous times after 10 years and if you've never seen it tune in sometime. Full Review »