The Replacements

A professional football team decides to go on strike simply because they want an extra million dollars or two added on to their paycheck. Rather than complying with their demand, the owner decides to hire temporary replacements. I wonder how good these people really are? This movie sure toys around with a good idea delivering the basic idea that pro-football has lost its value because all players are interested in is cash, but it doesn't run with it. It's too cute and audience-pleasing (which isn't exactly a bad thing) but will never achieve the status of "great". The veteran actors are fine and they're the ones that make this film worth seeing, but the relative-unknowns produce a negative light.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones, Jon Favreau, Jack Warden, Rhys Ifans, Michael Jace, Troy Winbrush, John Madden, Pat Summerall.

Directed by:

Howard Deutch


2000 sports/comedy

Rated PG-13


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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