Leatherheads takes us back to 1925 when professional football had no rules, audience, or gentlemen. Dodge Connolly is an old football rough neck who lives with no other skill but to play the sport. When his team loses sponsorship and the league faces collapse, Dodge pulls one last hail marry by finding a college football star/war hero to bring the people back to the bleachers.
I was originally very excited about this movie. I loved the skill and heart Clooney put into directing Good Night and Good Luck. Also I am pretty big fan of his work as an actor. Unfortunately on both levels I felt this movie was way way below par.
The film felt shallow and two dimensional, the banter forced, and the world hollow and fake like a poor college play.
The football was bland and unexciting. The big game was slow and confusing. Every single plot point telegraphed thirty minutes before the follow through.
There were a few moments of smiles and good ideas but all buried in deep like an
I am thinking and thinking for something else to say but the movie has that little of an impact. I give it two stars for the soul reason that the 70 year old couple in front of me had the time of their life...and also that I still respect George Clooney for making something that maybe I just don't get.