Replacements, The

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau, Jack Warden, Rhys Ifans, Orlando Jones

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Produced by: Warner Bros., Bel Air Entertainment

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Genre: comedy

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Review by Xibo Date seen: August 18, 2000
Viewing Location: 42nd St Ewalk, NYC Grade: A-
Summary: Very funny football movie.
This is a quite amusing football movie based on the idea of replacement players hired to play football during a players' strike. Keanu Reeves plays the quarterback and leader of the team, and Gene Hackman does a great job as coach. In addition, there's a very large ensemble cast of wild characters that all bounce off of each to great amusement.

The football scenes are very amusing as well, and performed well-- much, much better than last year's "Any Given Sunday". And finally, the cheerleaders are a hoot, they really are. 

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Review by Z Date seen: December 14, 2000
  Grade: A-
Keanu Reeves is meant to play sensitive, semi-intelligent jocks. I'm also a sucker for any movie about a bunch of misfits triumphing. As sports movies go, this one is pretty formulaic, but some outstanding characters make it more memorable than Major League or The Bad News Bears. 

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