The Benchwarmers

The Benchwarmers
The Benchwarmers
  • PG-13
  • 1h 25m
  • 2006
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For anyone who's ever been picked on, put down or pushed around, your heroes are here! Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) star as three older guys who know what it's like to be bullied. After catching some nasty neighborhood kids picking on a friend's son, they strike back by forming a three-man baseball team to challenge the state's best Little Leaguers. Now, cheered on by every nerd, geek and misfit in town, these underdogs are about to have a field day in this slapstick hit comedy from the director of Big Daddy and Happy Gilmore and producer Adam Sandler.
© 2006 Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten11%
Critics Consensus: A gross-out comedy that is more sophomoric than funny, The Benchwarmers goes down swinging.
Reviews
BBC.com
David Mattin
Rotten

The Benchwarmers is better than it should have been. Only, that's not saying much.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Rotten

Just when the baseball slapstick starts wearing thin, a final-reel gush of truly cynical sentiment...

June 21, 2017
L.A. Weekly
Ben Kenigsberg
Rotten

It's hard to buy the movie as an underdog success story, since even the actors barely seem to exer...

June 21, 2017
AV Club
Nathan Rabin
Rotten

Like pretty much everything else bearing Happy Madison's name, The Benchwarmers kind of sucks.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dreadful sports comedy is a waste of time.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Benchwarmers is premised on adult men behaving like angry children. The movie features repeated adolescent jokes. There's some profanity and many sexual references. An adult eats his nose boogers and a bug; bullies fart on target-boys; agoraphobic character mocked repeatedly for being pale (afraid of the sun, whiny, and fearful); joke about urine looking like "apple juice"; one boy spits when he talks (Schneider imitates, supposedly to make boy feel less strange, but mostly to prolong a feeble joke); one coach appears "gay," as if this undermines his macho behavior. The games include slapstick, hard-thwacking violence: bats hit bodies, heads, and squirrels in a tree (sending them flying apparently to their deaths); balls hit bodies, bare hands, and heads.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:April 6, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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