Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard (2005)

It's the inmates vs. the guards in this remake of the hit 1974 comedy. While doing time in the Big House, pro quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) persuades fellow convict and former gridiron coach Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds) to prepare a group of jailbirds for a match against the screws. But Paul, Nate and the rest of the team are in for a little surprise when game time rolls around. Chris Rock, James Cromwell and Michael Irvin costar.
My Two Cents: Terrible, but a slew of great cameos (especially Michael Irvin, playmaking once again) will appeal to football fans.

NetFlix Rank: Liked it
IMDB Rank: 5/10


Porter's Two Cents: Maybe the best Sandler movie since Happy Gilmore...of course that's not saying much. Shockingly decently enjoyable.

NetFlix Rank: Liked It

(Something I found amusing: During the opening credits I noticed that this film was a joint production between MTV and "Happy Madison" productions. Even Sandler apprently realizes that his shtick flamed out ten years ago. Of course he can laugh at himself all the way to the bank. -- Drew)


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