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Mean Machine Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    45

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    After too many ''Full Monty''s, it has come to look like nothing so much as a coy ritual of emasculation.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Against heavy odds, Mean Machine adds darker flavors to the plot without curdling it. Beneath the comic craziness is real craziness, and desperation. These goal-kicking, bone-crunching cons are both actors in and prisoners of their own horror show.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    Sports movies are never easy to pull off, but Skolnick does a fine job of balancing the drama with the on-field action.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Guy Ritchie, who started out as such an innovator in "Lock, Stock, etc.," seems to have headed directly for reliable generic conventions as a producer. But they are reliable, and have become conventions for a reason: They work. Mean Machine is what it is, and very nicely, too.

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