Mean Machine2001

Critics score:
34 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper:... a lot of fun.Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times:A fairly enjoyable mixture of Longest Yard ... and the 1999 Guy Ritchie caper Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.Read more

Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News:Jones helps breathe some life into the insubstantial plot, but even he is overwhelmed by predictability.Read more

Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune:Holds its ground as a mid-budget Hollywood knockoff.Read more

A.O. Scott, New York Times:Mean Machine never finds a groove.Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times:Mean Machine's tale of a disgraced soccer star who takes charge of a prison team benefits from solid pacing and acting.Read more

Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle:It's mildly entertaining, especially if you find comfort in familiarity. But it's hardly a necessary enterprise.Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly:The only thing that could possibly make them less interesting than they already are is for them to get full montied into a scrappy, jovial team.Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail:No movement, no yuks, not much of anything.Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:The formula is familiar but enjoyable.Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com:Circumscribed on one side by its American precursor and on the other by the Ritchie style that Skolnick slavishly imitates.Read more

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle:The humor is hinged on the belief that knees in the crotch, elbows in the face and spit in the eye are inherently funny.Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star:You realize that not only is Vinnie Jones no Burt Reynolds ... but, as a source of structured cinematic mayhem anyway, soccer is no football.Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out:Read more

Justine Elias, Village Voice:A minor-league soccer remake of The Longest Yard.Read more