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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, 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) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. 63
    Offers dumb fun without apology.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    No one does deranged quite like Kathy Bates (the film's running gag involving Bates and the delicacies of Cajun cuisine is hilarious).
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Lovell
    This yahoos-on-the-bayou farce is neither inventive nor outrageous enough.
  5. 40
    Of course it's dumb, but every 10 minutes or so, it's also pretty funny.
  6. Follows a leadenly predictable path that will be more than familiar to anyone who's seen a recent sports movie, or any Sandler movie.
  7. Becomes yet another lame sports farce.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. RomaM
    Jul 28, 2007
    Brilliant movie! Must be one of the best Adam Sandlers film for sure! Don't listen to critics,this movie is really really funny!
  2. SamM.
    Apr 28, 2007
    Forget the critics, this is an awesome comedy. Sandler at his best!
  3. SamM.
    Dec 19, 2005
    Forget the critics, this is an awesome comedy. Sandler at his best!
  4. Jun 20, 2013
    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 funny moments, but the accent gets annoying. Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2012
    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. This movie earns a passing grade, albeit barely. Expand
  6. Mar 1, 2014
    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 many levels. Here's to hoping his next film won't be as obnoxious. Expand

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