The Bad News Bears Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for The Bad News Bears the Movie

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Here's some bad news: Indie darling Linklater hit a home run with his kid-friendly "School of Rock," but he couldn't squeeze any life of out this watered-down remake of the 1976 Walter Matthau classic. It's disturbing that the updated "Bears" is a million times less subversive, vulgar, and (let's face it) funny than the original, a film that was released almost thirty years ago. Isn't society supposed to be declining? Shouldn't Linklater's movie be raunchier than a film released during the Carter administration? Casting Thornton in the lead was an inspired choice, but the toothless script just forces him to do the PG version of his "Bad Santa" routine. Do yourself a favor and rent the original.

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Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Ave., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, Phone: (323)956-5000, URL: http://www.paramount.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Running time 111 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Baseball, Sports Comedies, Team Efforts, On the Rocks, Childhood Visions, Junior Jocks
Screenplay
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Bill Lancaster
Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Tyler Patrick Jones, Sammi Kraft, Timmy Deters, Ridge Canipe, Brandon Craggs, Jeff Davies, Carter Jenkins, Jeffrey Tedmori, Troy Gentile, Carlos Estrada, Emmanuel Estrada, Kenneth "K.C." Harris, Aman Johal
Cinematography
Rogier Stoffers
Director
Richard Linklater
Music
Ed Shearmur, Randall Poster
Other
Edward Tise, Sandra Adair, David Lazan, Karen Patch
Producer
J. Geyer Kosinski, Richard Linklater, Detour Filmproduction, Paramount Pictures

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