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  • Summary: Just an oddball mama's boy from the back bayous of Louisiana, Bobby Boucher (Sandler) never wanted anything more than to quench the thirst of the dehydrated athletes who treat him like dirt! But when Coach Klein (Winkler) makes the call that allows Bobby to finally stand up for himself, itJust an oddball mama's boy from the back bayous of Louisiana, Bobby Boucher (Sandler) never wanted anything more than to quench the thirst of the dehydrated athletes who treat him like dirt! But when Coach Klein (Winkler) makes the call that allows Bobby to finally stand up for himself, it unleashes a torrent of bottled-up frustration ... and exposes a talent for tackling that transforms him from a meek "water distribution engineer" into the hardest hitter ever to roam the gridiron! (Buena Vista Entertainment) Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. 63
    Arguably Sandler's most enjoyable motion picture to date, but it's still far from a masterpiece.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    No one does deranged quite like Kathy Bates (the film's running gag involving Bates and the delicacies of Cajun cuisine is hilarious).
  3. 60
    The Perrier of dumb-and-dumber movies, an effervescent idiot's delight that burbles from the wellspring of silliness inside star Adam Sandler's head.
  4. 50
    As funny as it can be, this underdawg comedy isn't much more than Sandler's golf-oriented "Happy Gilmore" with a Cajun accent. [6 November 1998, p. 10E]
  5. 40
    Geek-triumphs-after-all comedies can be charming, but in this one the triumphing begins so early it's hard to feel for the geek.
  6. 40
    Of course it's dumb, but every 10 minutes or so, it's also pretty funny.
  7. Becomes yet another lame sports farce.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. SamM.
    Apr 28, 2007
    10
    Forget the critics, this is an awesome comedy. Sandler at his best!
  2. RomaM
    Jul 28, 2007
    10
    Brilliant movie! Must be one of the best Adam Sandlers film for sure! Don't listen to critics,this movie is really really funny!
  3. Mar 6, 2015
    10
    Nostalgic Value is off the charts! Great movie everyone should see it at least once. If you like sports this one will really hit the spot itsNostalgic Value is off the charts! Great movie everyone should see it at least once. If you like sports this one will really hit the spot its a great mix of comedy and action. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2014
    7
    it is funny in deed but , when their is someone to cover Sandler's movie their most likely gonna never make a film again Oh look see Denisit is funny in deed but , when their is someone to cover Sandler's movie their most likely gonna never make a film again Oh look see Denis Dugan and Frank Coraci BOOOOOO !!!!!!!!! you suck stop making adam sandler movies here is the problem they are directors who don't care about cinematography or shots of using the camera all they care is comedy !!!!!!! see Tyler Perry yeah their just like this big joke. Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2013
    6
    This film is a tad overrated by many Sandler fans, but looking at what he has done lately it's a masterpiece. It definitely has some funnyThis film is a tad overrated by many Sandler fans, but looking at what he has done lately it's a masterpiece. It definitely has some funny moments, but the accent gets annoying. Expand
  6. Jun 16, 2012
    6
    I cant say I particularly disliked this movie but I cant say I liked it either, I liked what it had to offer, but it didn't offer much. ThisI cant say I particularly disliked this movie but I cant say I liked it either, I liked what it had to offer, but it didn't offer much. This movie earns a passing grade, albeit barely. Expand
  7. Mar 1, 2014
    0
    Adam Sandler's voice in this movie is like nails on a chalkboard! It's so bad! One of the worst comedies I've ever seen! So bad on so manyAdam Sandler's voice in this movie is like nails on a chalkboard! It's so bad! One of the worst comedies I've ever seen! So bad on so many levels. Here's to hoping his next film won't be as obnoxious. Expand

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