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63
When the comedy connects, it can deliver with funny force
63
Once it gets going and commits to its time-worn inspirational formula, it's not half-bad.
50
The pure mechanics of Here Comes the Boom land it in an enjoyable, if forgettable, space.
50
What's missing from this color-by-numbers screenplay is the bizarre touch of eccentric humor Sandler often lets creep into his comedies.
50
Kevin James's latest comedy doesn't promise any bing or bang, only boom. Take it at its word.
50
Here Comes the Boom is stale and vanilla. We know we're in trouble early when the first joke fails.
50
A farther-fetched fantasy: In addition to asking we believe our loosely packed academic can play Rocky, Here Comes the Boom imagines a world in which butterball Everyman Scott and the fabulously lush Bella (Salma Hayek) might argue and bill and coo and eventually fall in love.
42
A cloddish, harmlessly drecky comedy from the Sandler factory of crude mush.
40
The film works hard at its inoffensiveness. Throughout, jokes are left on the table, setups never pay off in any significant way.
40
All banality, though it delivers some goodwill even as it pulls a muscle trying to get its premise going.
40
The first half hour of Here Comes the Boom is so good moviegoers might be fooled into expecting something better than an obvious wish fulfillment fantasy so patently implausible it's almost insulting.
38
Low on raunch but even lower on laughs. It also looks like half the lighting crew failed to show up.

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