In a controversial comedy, US football players Washington Sentinels suddenly strike in the professional soccer derby in 1987, causing a disaster for the team coach and club owner. There has to be a radical solution, with coach Jack Hackman and owner Jack Warden proposing to play instead of the team that gave up his job during the strike. Brett Collin plays with them. All this happened in one week and maybe everything will go well instead of the team.
The Replacements, as with just about everything else coming out of Hollywood, merely reconfigures the same predictable gross-out jokes, sentimental platitudes, and decorative sex that figure into half the screenplays in circulation.
January 01, 2000
Plenty of red meat here but also so much script rot that both ought to be recalled by the FDA.
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
The Replacements is a bad movie, but a likable one.
Old School Reviews
June 24, 2011
average lighthearted entertainment ... to be queued up more than normal in the coming months with a potential NFL lockout and strike looming