The Longest Yard

2005

Action / Comedy / Crime / Sport

115
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 31%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 143955

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
Downloaded 118,793 times
March 14, 2012 at 02:38 PM

Director

Cast

Adam Sandler as Paul Crewe
William Fichtner as Captain Knauer
Burt Reynolds as Coach Nate Scarborough
720p.BLU
699.36 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
25.000 fps
1hr 53 min
P/S 13 / 77

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jaredpahl 8 / 10

Football, Laughs, and Heart. Sandler's Longest Yard is a Guy's Dream Sports Comedy.

I have no connection to the original The Longest Yard, the classic Burt Reynolds sports flick, so my review of Adam Sandler's remake comes without the full context. That being said, I find the 2005 film one of Sandler's very best. An exuberant mixture of prison comedy, football drama, and vice-versa, The Longest Yard is one of the most vigorously entertaining sports films I've seen.

Adam Sandler stars as Paul Crewe, a former football star who is sent to jail for drunk driving. Once there, the corrupt Warden Hazen (James Cromwell) organizes a football game where the sadistic prison guards can take out their frustrations on the inmates. Crewe gathers an eclectic team to take on the guards, and this is where the film slams on the gas and doesn't let up.

The Longest Yard boasts an all-star cast, but not in the traditional sense. Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Burt Reynolds are the headliners here, but the real genius of the casting in The Longest Yard is in its supporting characters. The use of other kinds of stars, namely actual athletes who play the inmates and guards is no less than inspired. A rapper, Nelly, professional wrestlers Bill Goldberg, Bob Sapp, Dalip Singh (The Great Khali), and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and NFL stars Michael Irvin, Terry Crews, and Brian Bosworth, are the heart of The Longest Yard. The athletes' here have screen presence to spare, and the movie oozes with goofy machismo. Each of the supporting players, including other comedians like Nicholas Turturro and Tracy Morgan, are cleverly drawn comedic characters. Each player has his place in the story. Both teams are made of people you can remember, and root for (or against) by the time the big game rolls around.

As funny as The Longest Yard is, and it is at times up-roaringly hilarious, the movie works on more than just one level. Unlike another Adam Sandler football comedy, The Waterboy, The Longest Yard has some truly sensational football sequences, as well as a dash of genuine drama in a couple later scenes. On the topic of the "Big Game" that the movie builds to, I really can't think of a time I have been more absorbed by such a well-worn cliché. These football scenes are a joy to watch, if only because the inmates vs prison guards framing device allows the filmmakers to go above and beyond what you'd see on a regular Sunday. The players hit each other absurdly hard, but there is still a layer of authenticity to the scenes, thanks to the professional athletes in front of the camera.

I'm not one to turn my nose up at Adam Sandler or his popular comedies, but The Longest Yard is more wildly and consistently entertaining than just about anything he has ever done. From the start, there is a macho zest coursing through this movie's veins. It's a guys flick if ever there was one. For dudes who can handle some good-natured racial ribbing, and tackles that make your head rattle just watching them, The Longest Yard is as cathartic as a touchdown and as satisfying as a cheeseburger.

83/100

Reviewed by brawn-60563 10 / 10

Best Comedy Football movie out there

Want to see a great football movie… here it is! The Longest Yard directed by Peter Segal. This a fantastic movie that will make you laugh until you cry. It stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Burt Reynolds, it released into theaters in 2005. The movie was produced by "Happy Madison" film productions. I've noticed that Adam Sandler has been in a lot of movies produced by Happy Madison, and every one I saw was really good. Adam Sandler and Chris Rock make a good on- screen duo, splitting the major character roles in the movie.

The movie takes place in a prison camp where Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler), a former NFL quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is put in prison for a DUI for driving while he was carrying beer and taunting the police. He got put in charge of creating a football team of the inmates in the prison to compete against the guards in a semi-pro football game live on TV. Crewe met up with another inmate named Caretaker (Chris Rock.) Caretaker said he is terrible at football, so he decided to help Crewe help to form his team together. Lastly, he meets this former college and NFL coach named Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds.) Scarborough agreed to help Crewe collaborate with the football team to work the inmates into football shape.

I really liked this film over all because I love comedy and football all together. It really sticks out in my mind how Paul Crewe formed this football team with the inmates who never played football a day in their lives. It was impressed that he never gave up on them, and they never gave up on him. Likewise, the comedy stood out to me the most. I was surprised how funny the movie was when I first watched it. Almost every seen cracked me up, and I couldn't stop laughing. For example, how one of the character's clothes lined one of players and said, "I think he sh** himself," The rest of the announcers and crowd said it as well, and I was laughing my head off. Lastly, how Turley said after Crewe decided to play the game, "good, now I don't need to stab you." Crewe was shocked and said, "good to know."

The characters really seemed realistic, I've noticed that because it didn't look like they took any part of acting out, and they used their own emotions and feelings during the movie. I cared about what happened to the actors. For example, the collaboration of plays between in the game. Also, Crewe's passion for the team to win instead of him throwing the game instead of repeating what he did in the past. This movie was made in 2005, so I expected all the visual effects to be how they should be in the movie. There were no technical aspects in the movie. The soundtracks for this movie fit together so well. I didn't know the names of the songs, but they were all very sports-like and made the scenes perfect. The story of the movie made it compelling because of the plot, the characters, and the game of football. Every aspect that was listed made the movie great.

The Longest Yard was a great movie. I recommend it to everyone who loves football and great comedy. Adam Sandler and Chris Rock make the movie perfect through their acting and the way they work with the co-stars. Also, the way throughout the movie how the characters learned to play football and work as a team, and never gave up. Lastly, the chemistry between all the actors in the movie, they've all worked together in other movies as well. They all tend to work together and like each other a lot. The Longest Yard is a movie that I would recommend to everyone.

Reviewed by kaneerj 10 / 10

my favorite movie of all time

this was my favorite movie of all time, it was really funny, really entertaining, has a great story, it kept me entertained the whole way, I loved watching him recruit the players and put the team together, I like football but watched it with some friends who hate football or know nothing about football and they loved this movie also

Read more IMDb reviews

8 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment