Here Comes the Boom

Here Comes the Boom
Here Comes the Boom
  • PG
  • 1h 45m
  • 2012
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Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old, apathetic high school teacher. When budget cutbacks threaten to cancel some of the school’s programs and lay off its music teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott creates a scheme to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek). In his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he inspires his students and becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.
© 2012 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten40%
Critics Consensus: Here Comes the Boom benefits from Kevin James's genial presence but the film doesn't deliver enough laughs to live up to its title -- or enough satisfying plot to make up the difference.
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Toronto Star
Linda Barnard
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It delivers exactly what's expected from a flabby mishmash of high school inspirational tale and M...

June 22, 2017
Newsday
Frank Lovece
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Why doesn't most of this movie take place in a coma ward?

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Adam Graham
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"Here Comes the Boom" is so full of clichs from other, better movies that it is almost plays like...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Here Comes the Boom is an action comedy about a teacher who decides to compete in MMA matches to save his school's music department. Even though it deals with a violent sport, there's not too much blood, although there are plenty of bruises, injuries, and hand-to-hand (and foot!) combat. Language and romance are tame (sparing use of words like "ass" and "hell" for the former; some flirting, a date, and one kiss for the latter ), and the messages support the importance of arts education and standing up for what you believe in.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy
  • Release Date:October 10, 2012
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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