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Leatherheads Review

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3.0

Dave White Profile

… the words spoken aren't always funny … Read full review

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  • 3.0
    56

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Reproducing a period-piece screwball comedy for a modern audience turns out to be one playful, self-deprecating wink too many for the star, who also directed Leatherheads.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    There's a jaunty score by Randy Newman, and Clooney, as always, has charm to burn, but here, he's off his game.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Clooney, the film's director and star, can't make up his mind how to approach the story. One minute it's a romantic comedy. Then it switches to slapstick, then to screwball comedy before sliding into Frank Capra territory.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    More amiable than witty and relying heavily on the likability and charm of its lead actors, Leatherheads scores more points as a retro romantic comedy than a football saga.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Clooney and Zellweger play off each other perfectly, delivering their dialogue with the rhythm of a well-choreographed dance and falling in love in the time-honored tradition of '40s romantic comedies.

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