The Comebacks

2007

The Comebacks

Critics Consensus

Full of groin-centric humor and tired sports clichés, The Comebacks is poor even by parody movie standards.

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A struggling coach named Champ Fields who just can't seem to lead a team to victory gets one last shot at redemption when he attempts to whip a ragtag team of college athletes into shape in this sports comedy directed by Tom Brady (The Animal) and starring David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) as the losing coach in question.

Cast

David Koechner
as Coach Lambeau Fields
Carl Weathers
as Freddie Wiseman
Melora Hardin
as Barb Fields
Matthew Lawrence
as Lance Truman
Brooke Nevin
as Michelle Fields
Nick Searcy
as Mr. Truman
George Back
as Buddy Boy
Noureen DeWulf
as Jizminder Featherfoot
Jesse Garcia (III)
as Jorge Juanson
Jackie Long
as Trotter
Robert Ri'chard
as Aseel Tare
Finesse Mitchell
as Titans Coach
Will Arnett
as Mailman
Dax Shepard
as Sheriff
Andy Dick
as Toilet Bowl Referee
Jon Gries
as Barber
Eric Christian Olsen
as Foreign Exchange Student
Drew Lachey
as All-American Dad
Stacy Keibler
as All-American Mom
Frank Caliendo
as Chip Imitation
Bill Buckner
as Himself
John Salley
as Himself
Chris Rose
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Comebacks

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (30)

  • Someone should tell these guys you can't score a touchdown throwing lateral passes.

    Dec 3, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The Comebacks is probably the worst movie that's sludged across my professional eyeballs -- worse than Daddy Day Camp, Baby Geniuses 2, and BloodRayne.

    Oct 24, 2007 | Rating: F | Full Review…
  • There is no I in "team," but there are three in "idiotic." And idiotic more or less describes the appeal of The Comebacks, a so-stupid-it's-funny spoof of inspirational sports dramas.

    Oct 22, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Sports fans (including those with old head injuries) are likely to cheer. The rest of us may just go for the long pass.

    Oct 22, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The dialogue in The Comebacks is bereft of lines that trigger even a snicker.

    Oct 22, 2007 | Rating: .5/4
  • One of those parody movies that presume that merely making reference to another film constitutes a joke.

    Oct 20, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for The Comebacks

  • Sep 30, 2013
    The spoof genre, which has lacked creativity and humor for some time already, gets spat upon yet again by hacks with no talent. No point, no fun, no originality; just a few cheap bucks for the film makers. It takes more than just referencing some recent movies and giving characters double-meaning names to be satire; to make people laugh. Any clod can pick up a cam-corder, and have some bad-acting buddies in cheap costumes imitate somebody. Since the genre being targeted this time is inspirational sports movies, there are a few lame references thrown out to movies of that type: the jokes are so weak the characters actually have to emphasize the references in various ways, to get you to laugh hysterically. It doesn't work. That's not comedy. However, the same old worn out sophomoric "jokes" ripped off from a middle school washroom (done even more blandly than usual) are all here. If that's not enough, there's a running "gag" of a bus running somebody over. So funny, right? Also, one pathetically poor scene does more product placement than Michael Bay; again with the same unfunny results. A musical bit flops miserably. Pity Carl Weathers, once Apollo Creed in the Rocky series, now stuck with roles in swill like this. Lousy beyond words. Watching a snail run the marathon would be less tedious than watching this film is. Probably a lot funnier, too. 1 Star 9-25-13
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2012
    Decent and enjoyable spoof film; this is one of the better spoof films to come out recently. The film parodies several sports films, and does it well enough to keep you interested from start to finish. I enjoyed the film for what it was, and thought it was a decent comedy that had some good laughs. However after awhile, the film didn't know how to deliver its gags, and it got tiresome a bit. Nonetheless, this is far better than Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, etc. The cast do what they can with a sometimes lacking script, but despite this, The Comebacks is over the top fun and if you can get by how silly this film is, then you might enjoy it. I liked the film, but I felt it could have been better. However I'll admit it's the best spoof films to come around in a long time and despite its imperfections, it does manage to make you laugh because of its silliness. If you're in the mood for some decent laughs, then this film is the one to watch. As far as parody films are concerned, this one succeeds well enough for you to enjoy a mindless evening of laughs. Like I said, this is better than most spoof films, but towards the end it does lack a bit. But in the end, if you're in the mood, you're sure to enjoy this dimwitted comedy. Although it lacks in some areas, it makes up for it with it's over the top humor. A decent comedy in the end, The Comebacks is worth watching if you're in the right mood. However never expect anything great with this one.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2012
    a few laughs and some poor gags but I enjoyed the film more then I had any other spoof for quite a while. its good to have a story built around the gags then to have the gags running the show.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    Awful in every way possible, so I'll give it a negative rating, but, despite that, I'll admit that it does have some pretty funny moments.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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