The Benchwarmers It's scary when you realize that Rob Schneider, leading a trio of baseball nerds, is the "normal" one — heck, he's playing the macho one… The Benchwarmers It's scary when you realize that Rob Schneider, leading a trio of baseball nerds, is the "normal" one — heck, he's playing the macho one… 2006-04-07 PG-13 PT85M Comedy Jon Heder Adam Sandler Jon Lovitz David Spade Sony Pictures Releasing
Movie Review

The Benchwarmers (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
(From left) Heder, Schneider, and Spade
(From left) Heder, Schneider, and Spade
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Apr 07, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Jon Heder and Adam Sandler; Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing

It's scary when you realize that Rob Schneider, leading a trio of baseball nerds, is the ''normal'' one — heck, he's playing the macho one in The Benchwarmers. Scarier still is that this morphing of The Bad News Bears and a Three Stooges episode parades its dumbness with such zip that it almost passes for clever. David Spade, in a hideous moptop, is a wimpy video-store clerk, and Jon Heder, in a role that makes Napoleon Dynamite look like Brad Pitt, is a booger-eating paperboy. The three losers play a series of Little League teams, snatching victory from the jaws of slapstick humiliation.

Originally posted Apr 12, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints
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