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2006 4.1/5 IMDb 5.6/10 (41k) PG-13 SuperHD 85 minutes

Humiliated as children on the baseball field, a trio of adult friends form a three-man team to take on the top Little League squads.

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Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson Directed by Dennis Dugan

Comedies, Sports Comedies, Slapstick Comedies, Sports Movies, Baseball Movies

Language: English

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NYT Review: 'The Benchwarmers': 3 Amigos of Baseball in a Yuk-fest

Think revenge of the baseball nerds, plus flatulence, if you must think of this yuck-fest, which was directed, so to speak, by Dennis Dugan and stars Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder. — Manohla Dargis Read the review

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The three losers play a series of Little League teams, snatching victory from the jaws of slapstick humiliation.

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 2006-04-12

 

It gives me a perverse pleasure to announce that The Benchwarmers is not terrible, not terrible at all.

James Parker, Boston Globe, 2006-04-10

 

Just when the baseball slapstick starts wearing thin, a final-reel gush of truly cynical sentiment on behalf of the physically challenged sends the ordeal-factor off the scale.

Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 2006-06-01

 

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

Ben Kenigsberg, L.A. Weekly, 2006-04-13

 

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

Nathan Rabin, AV Club, 2006-04-13

 

Schneider winds up playing straight man to Spade, who once again relies on his snarky coward shtick, and Heder, who comes across like someone doing a bad imitation of ... well, Heder himself in Napoleon Dynamite.

Joe Leydon, Variety, 2006-04-10

 

It's a movie packed with so many idiot characters that Rob Schneider is cast as the cool guy -- and sort of pulls it off.

Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 2006-04-10

 

Filled with sprays of vomit, fountains of spit and enough hot body air to launch a flotilla of passenger balloons, The Benchwarmers is the sort of trash that Hollywood does really well.

Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2006-04-10

 

Sandler's latest ode to projectile vomiting, passing gas, gay jokes and physical insults to the groin is basically a feeble cross between The Revenge of the Nerds and The Bad News Bears.

Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2006-04-10

 

If Sandler had avoided the lowest-common-denominator humor, recast the adult ballplayers as kids, and found a decent director, he might have had a worthwhile movie. Oh, wait -- it's already been made. And it's called Bad News Bears.

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2006-04-10

 

They hide these things for a reason, folks.

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 2006-04-10

 

Let the vomit-and-gas jokes begin!

Gene Seymour, Newsday, 2006-04-08

 

It's so bad, it should be viewed only through a pinhole in a shoebox, much like an eclipse.

Bill Muller, Arizona Republic, 2006-04-07

 

[The Benchwarmers] severely tests the maxim that 'There's no such thing as a bad movie about baseball.'

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, 2006-04-07