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The Replacements Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    30

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    One of those movies that goes for a jarringly new emotion every 30 seconds or so while the story's foundation is collapsing.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The incisive, close up photography by ''The Sixth Sense'''s Tak Fujimoto outclasses the story by yards.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Lightweight but likeable football story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes some salty language, sexual references, and highly suggestive cheerleader moves. There is also substantial violence on and off the field, mostly punching and shoving, and a few mildly gross moments as well. Characters smoke and drink, and there are scenes in bars.

  • Families can talk about what it is that makes people feel good about themselves, how a leader can make all the difference on a team, and whether fame and money hurt professional athletes and sports. Families should also talk about the coach's comment that the difference between a winner and a loser is that a winner gets back on the horse and keeps trying.

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: The team is multiracial and includes a deaf player.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Football violence, bar fight, punches and shoves.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Suggestive dancing by cheerleaders, sexual references.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong and salty language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A lot of drinking and smoking

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