WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > H > Here Comes the Boom > Reviews

Here Comes the Boom Reviews

Here Comes the Boom

Overview


Genre :

Action, Comedy

Release Date :

October 12, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Frank Coraci

Starring :

Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Joe Rogan, Charice, Bas Rutten, Henry Winkler, Melissa Peterman, Greg Germann, Reggie Lee

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..the remainder of "Boom" is a predictable blend of Adam Sandler-style gross-out moments and underdog-boosting set to oldies rock..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
2 of 4

“..the pure mechanics of "Here Comes the Boom" land it in an enjoyable, if forgettable, space..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
2 of 4

“..the movie then becomes a kind of "Rocky"/"Warrior" meets "Mr. Holland's Opus," by way of "Glee"..”
by Janice Page [Boston Globe]
1.5 of 5

“..the film works hard at its inoffensiveness..”
by Mark Olsen [Los Angeles Times]
2.5 of 4

“..the film suffers from too many side stories..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
2.5 of 5

“..the film is still middle-of-the-road fare for comedy fans who are already firmly in James' corner, delivering the sort of brainless laughs that James is famous for..”
by Barbara VanDenburgh [Arizona Republic]
3 of 5

“..the characters aren't distinctive enough to give the movie the beloved status of, say, "School of Rock."..”
by Neil Genzlinger [New York Times]
2.5 of 4

“..shares much in common with last year's melodrama "Warrior"..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2.5 of 5

“..may be a montage-heavy rip-off of fight films since the beginning of time, but it's at least smart enough to show us Scott Voss trying, and combines moments for the heart with blows to the head in agreeably acceptable fashion..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
Review rate : D+

“..it's a meek, joke-light, would-be crowd-pleaser, content to be merely affable. Like many high-concept, low-output comedies..”
by Nathan Rabin [A.V. Club]
“..has a tendency toward broad-comic morality tales and multiplex populism that often shades into remedial-level pandering..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
Reviewed by John Anderson [Variety]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS :

“..a jumble of half-baked ideas, none particularly interesting..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]

CHAPPIE :

“..Blomkamp's ideas feel depleted this time, dulled by repetition and other cinematic droids that stretch from HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Ultron in the upcoming sequel to The Avengers..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

FAULTS :

“..Winstead is one of the most intuitive actors of her generation, and though her impressive range is easy to spot, it's her elasticity that makes her so rewarding to watch..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]

KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN :

“..Sam Worthington and Jim Sturgess are solid as two of the four kidnappers, but Swedish director Daniel Alfredson pushes the caper button too many times..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OCTOBER GALE :

“..the material is not exceptional, but Ms. Clarkson always is. She's that rare actress over 50 who seems to land a lot of the juicy roles her younger competitors covet..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS :

“..yet there is a touching sincerity to the entire enterprise, its lumpiness coming from a desire not to make things up, and if you can put away your cynicism, which I clearly am struggling with, the acting might win you over too..”
by Steve Morrissey [MovieSteve]

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]