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When the comedy connects, it can deliver with funny force
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Once it gets going and commits to its time-worn inspirational formula, it's not half-bad.
If you can choke down the implausible notion that the doughy Kevin James would last more than five seconds in a mixed martial arts ring, Here Comes the Boom is a moderately enjoyable, nontaxing sort of comedy.
Here Comes the Boom is stale and vanilla. We know we're in trouble early when the first joke fails.
A cloddish, harmlessly drecky comedy from the Sandler factory of crude mush.
Hands of stone meet heads of air in Here Comes the Boom, a sports story so daffy it may as well star Kevin James.
The film works hard at its inoffensiveness. Throughout, jokes are left on the table, setups never pay off in any significant way.
Boom was produced under the auspices of pal Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, which has a tendency toward broad-comic morality tales and multiplex populism that often shades into remedial-level pandering.
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Movie teachers: they will kick you in the face.
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