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Leatherheads (2008) Movie Information

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13335

Avg. Rating:

2.13/4

# of Ratings:

39

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/04/2008

DVD Release:

09/23/2008

Director:

George Clooney

Actors:

George Clooney
Renée Zellweger
Wayne Duvall
Jonathan Pryce
John Krasinski
Stephen Root

 

 

 

 

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A big shot football hero is recruited to play for a 1925 professional football team. With the league facing collapse, the owner/player recruits a college standout to take the reins of the team to attract more fans. A newswoman, who at first appears to be the owner's gal, is out to prove the young star has his faults only to possibly fall for him and the hard game of football.

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dukeakasmudge 10/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Pretty good movie.Real stupid in some parts

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sapien 12/16/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

I thought it was just a little bit better than I thought it would be.

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Essi Suomela 06/14/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Leatherheads has the feel of a 30s and 40s screwball comedy, which I love. George Clooney fits right in there and Renee Zellweger does a great performance.

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  Franz Patrick
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10/13/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Funny 75% of the Time

I expected to like this movie and I wasn’t disappointed. George Clooney, Renée Zellweger and John Krasinski are all likeable and brought something special to the picture. I don’t know much about football or its history but I was entertained by this picture because it didn’t take itself too seriously. In fact, the sport and its setting are always the background and the characters are always the focus. Although the three leads may not like each other all the time, there’s no definite good or bad guy. Each of them are flawed but we learn to like them because of their quirkiness. I love the scenes between Clooney and Zellweger because they can talk each other off. Both of them exercise their subtle acting which reminds the audience why the two of them are considered great actors. Although Kra...

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3/4 

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  Delorted
Delorted
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04/20/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Leatherheads (2008)

It's the 1920s and football is just becoming the new big sport in America. But the rules were a lot different back then, in that there weren't any.

“Leatherheads” is directed by and stars George Clooney as Dodge Connelly, a man who's pro-football league is in desperate need of support. He decides to hire up-and-coming college football player and war veteran Carter Rutherford, played by John Krasinski, to join the team and bring in the crowds. But then comes a love triangle involving Lexie Littleton, played by Renée Zellweger, a journalist out to prove Rutherford's war story a fraud.

Clooney claims that he completely re-wrote the original screenplay to make it a slapstick comedy instead of what I suppose was a drama originally. The reason I believe this is because it still feels like...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  newmans_own
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04/04/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A major disappointment

Most sports movies deal almost exclusively with the bond between the players, but LEATHERHEADS has almost none of that. In fact, Rutherford is rarely seen speaking to the other players, since most of his scenes are either tender interviews with Lexie or jealous bantering with Dodge. This is one of the film’s main faults; the story is set around a very significant time in the world of sports, but it is rarely touched upon. Aside from a few montages and the obligatory Big Game climax, actual scenes of playing are rare. Instead, Clooney focuses on the romantic triangle of the film and the screwball nature of their relationships. Here again is another one of its faults. The lines are meant to be delivered fast, a la HIS GIRL FRIDAY, but they have little of the zip or wit of its inspiration.
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Rating of
1.5/4 

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