LEATHERHEADS (Theatrical Release USA 2008)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Leatherheads—good watch for both sports movie fans and non-sports movie fans—nicely blends enough romance with a good sports story and a good journalism story to please a wider range of audience than most sports movies reach. George Clooney both directs and acts in the movie and does a good job in both roles. The movie title has been chosen well to date the film’s story. The football action is hard to beat. Renee Zelweger performs excellently as the romantic interest and as the journalist. The movie delivers a cute story with charm.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The Duluth Bulldogs football captain recruits a college football player.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director George Clooney for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Barbara Hall, Robert Newmyer, Sydney Pollack, and Jeffrey Silver for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski), Princeton Reporter (David de Vries), Princeton Reporter (Rick Forrester), Princeton Reporter (Craig S. Harper), Dodge Connelly (George Clooney), Bakes (Malcolm Goodwin), Curly (Matt Bushell), Hardleg (Tommy Hinkley), Ralph (Tim Griffin), Stump (Robert Baker), and Zoom (Nick Paonessa). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie works well for sport movie fans.

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