Leatherheads

Leatherheads
Leatherheads
  • PG-13
  • 1h 53m
  • 2008
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Academy Award® winners George Clooney and Renée Zellweger team up in this fun-filled comedy set against the beginnings of pro football. Dodge Connelly (Clooney), captain of a struggling squad of barroom brawlers, has only one hope to save his team: recruit college superstar Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski, The Office). But when a feisty reporter (Zellweger) starts snooping around, she turns the two teammates into instant rivals and kicks off a wild competition filled with hilarious screwball antics! Critics are cheering Leatherheads as “a real winner” (Claudia Puig, USA Today).
© 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten52%
Critics Consensus: Despite a good premise and strong cast, this pro football romcom is half screwball and half fumble.
Reviews
BBC.com
Laura Bushell
Fresh

It's good-looking, good-natured and sophisticated, but Leatherheads can't choose between football...

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Fresh

Leatherheads is a romp with some great chemistry between the leads and enough laughs and surprises...

March 3, 2019
Chicago Tribune
Michael Phillips
Rotten

Tragically, Leatherheads is just OK, though the film may well find an audience among those eager f...

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Clooney's football comedy isn't quite a touchdown.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that older tweens and teens may be drawn to this 1920s-set romantic comedy by stars George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, and John Krasinski (one of the stars of The Office). It's a fun, fairly tame screwball movie, but it's worth noting that it's set in a time when women were treated as if they weren't equal to men and kids were put to work like adults (and acted like them, too). Also in the name of period accuracy, characters smoke, drink, and swear ("s--t" is the strongest word used). It's all treated with a light touch -- maybe almost too much so; it's frothy and fun, but there's not as much of a bite as it first promises.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:April 4, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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