Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Longest Yard

Adam Sandler starts this remake out in a somewhat comedic fashion and then shifts the gears into a somewhat serious mode. THE LONGEST YARD by all counts should seriously suck but it doesn't! Faithful in spirit and execution the the original it serves it's purpose in entertaining you for a couple of hours at this is the whole point. Sandler is more than adequate but the real gem here is a returning Burt Reynolds who I swear just gets cooler and cooler with each passing year. One of the rather recent offerings where Chris Rock is not dreadful and be sure to keep your eyes open as there are cameos out the ying yang including Ed Lauter who like Reynolds was in the original and you can't miss Dalip Singh, better known to the world as The Great Kali, in his film debut.


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