The Benchwarmers

2006

Action / Comedy / Family / Romance / Sport

120
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 11%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 44011

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Brooke Langton as Kathy Dobson
Terry Crews as Poker Guy #1
Patrick Schwarzenegger as Jock Kid Game #3
James Earl Jones as Darth Vader
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Kevin_the_Polar_Bear 10 / 10

Rob Schneider is actually cool for once?

The Benchwarmers has always been one of my favorite comedies from Happy Madison. It felt like a good mix of The Bad News Bears, Revenge of the Nerds, and Happy Gilmore. Rob Schneider does probably one of his best performances here. In most other movies I've seen him in. He's either an ethnic stereotype or a complete weirdo. But here he plays a guy who could actually stand up for himself and others along with being good at baseball. Plus his character arc in this is very good.

Reviewed by Screen_Blitz 3 / 10

A slapdash sports comedy where dimwitted fart jokes and slapstick humor triumphs over genuine laughs

The Benchwarmers is about as dimwitted and sophomoric as you come to expect from a comedy produced by Adam Sandler. This movie marks yet another attempt by a comedic trio trying to garnish laughs through absent-minded humor ranging from fart jokes, to pee jokes, to seemingly nonstop slapstick gags that may have been funny when watching 'The Three Stooges' back in the 60s. Nowadays, those jokes just fall flat. Stepping the foot into the main roles are Rob Schneider and David Spade, allies of the Adam Sandler filmography, and Jon Heder, who gained popularity for his role in 'Napoleon Dynamite'. And if these actors prove anything here, it is that juvenile humor including jokes of the scatological category just aren't funny anymore, unless you are an elementary schooler where that humor is sadly still popular in that demographic. If there are any benefits raised from this slapdash comedic, it is that there are just a few laughs, but they come few and far in between. This film follows Gus (played by Rob Schneider), a man with a low-paying job and a wife named Liz (played by Molly Sims); not much else. After beating a group of kids who he witnesses bullying a poor little boy in a game of baseball, he and his friends Clark (played by Jon Heder), a paperboy, and Richie (played by David Spade), a video store clerk, form a baseball team and play in a tournament against Little League teams, and recruit a millionaire techno geek Mel (played by Jon Lovitz) as their coach.

There are plenty of comedies with sports serving as the narrative core that manage to shower in some clever laughs and charm to invite moviegoers in for a good time. This movie is not one of them. The best time this film has to offer to shooting a few somewhat funny jokes once every fourth time the characters on the baseball field making fools out of themselves. The main problem is that these actors seem to have nothing better to do than to plunge deep into dull sophomore humor to the point where you feel like your brain cells slowly depleting as the movie goes on. It soon becomes a continuous and almost predictable streak of how many times Jon Heder's character bangs his head or whacks himself with the bat from just being plain silly. And for the lowest common denominator, several scenes of characters farting another character's face. Unless you are a child in elementary school, this comedic gimmick is just not funny. Arguably the actor who delivers the most laughs is Rob Schneider, and his delivery of goods come far and few in between. While this is not his worst role, it certainly isn't one to leave you cheering with laughter. The rest of the actors including Jon Heder and David Spade are given nothing valuable to work with other than to spit loads of obnoxious dialogue, while Nick Swardson is tasked with nothing but to act like a goofy man-child who has fear of being out in the sun each time he makes his way on screen. At the end, the story tries to win your heart by sporting a cheesy little message about the consequences of the bullying. It is a good one, but definitely not one many people haven't heard before.

The Benchwarmers is a slapdash sports-themed comedy that suffers from an excess of dimwitted potty humor and dull slapstick gags. This film falls so short of comedic diamonds it willy likely to leave you checking the clock more often than investing your attention to the screen. If one were the edit out this movie and make an online clip consisting of the funny parts, they would be looking at around one minute. Now that is disappointing.

Reviewed by stutz-236-637453 3 / 10

Not appropriate for young kids.

Not funny for older adults and not suitable for younger kids. There are attempts at humor...but failure at it. There were sexual connotations that were inappropriate at times for younger Kids.

I believe this movie was an attempt to use the then recent fame of the star of Napoleon Dynamite. He was awful. It was a sad attempt to capture on his recent fame.

The other 2 actors are better than this. I can't believe Hollywood put out a movie like this.

Plot was feeble.

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