Owen Gleiberman
May 23, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Kicking & Screaming

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
90 minutes
Wide Release Date
05/13/05
performer
Will Ferrell, Mike Ditka, Robert Duvall, Rachael Harris
director
Jesse Dylan
distributor
Universal
author
Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick
genre
Comedy

We gave it a B-

A genially dumbed-down sports comedy — but Will Ferrell doesn’t just save this junk, he rules it. As an emasculated dad who coaches his son’s soccer team, Ferrell invests the movie with a buzz of desperation and anger; a mild-guy-goes-nutzoid arc.

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