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75
Charlotte Observer
Ferrell's ideally suited to man-boy characters, and that's what Phil Weston is in "Kicking."
75
Some scenes are just silly, others are dead-on uproarious. Ditka, a real-life football legend, is a real find as our hero's assistant.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Laughs-wise, it lacks the raucous edge of an "Old School" or "Anchorman" or the retro charm of an "Elf," but there's still plenty of Will-power to fuel this likable underdog trifle. It certainly is more enjoyable than a lot of what passes for family entertainment these days.
70
Variety
An immensely likable, funny comedy that finds a novel approach to that familiar combo of kids and sports.
70
Dallas Observer
This might be the most predictable movie of the year, but at least it delivers everything you expect it to.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Kicking & Screaming may be a prefab cartoon out of the "Bad News Bears" cookie cutter, but Ferrell doesn't just save this junk -- he rules it.
63
For soccer aficionados, Kicking & Screaming boasts some fairly cool play, courtesy of Alessandro Ruggiero and Francesco Liotti, two kids who play "the Italians."
50
Village Voice
Even the intermittent laughs undermine Kicking and its winning-isn't-everything message.
50
At best, this film is half-inflated.
25
Miami Herald
Crushingly inept family comedy.

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