The Best of Times (1986) - Comedy, Drama, Sport

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A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Robin Williams, Kurt Russell
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 8 out of 40 found boring (20%)

One-line Reviews (18)

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

This script follows every predictable cliché you can think of.

It's all so predictable...

The whole story is quite a mess, with some scenes leading nowhere, and others being cringe-inducing in their reliance on cliché.

I remember one day I was sitting around the house, bored.

Mediocre and predictable sports comedy elevated by Robin Williams' comic performance .

Film is worth watching just to see the famed Remo in action.

Not the best film ever put to screen, but enjoyable.

It is humorous in some parts, but one of those films that gets slow too, it also has Robin Williams and he can be a bit over the top a lot of the times.

Russell makes dull dramedy about small town losers watchable .

William's cowering nerd plays well to Russell's washed up high school hero and together their plan to replay the football game that set each one's destiny in motion is predictable and fun.

Robin Williams and Kurt Russell star (and bore) in the leads.

I can't tell you how many times I've watched this movie, how many times I have enjoyed it and how often I wish that more people could see it.

Not the Best, But Enjoyable.

However, the film plays out in rather predictable fashion as one just knows how this one is going to end.

It has not lost its charm, as I have enjoyed it about every 2-3 years since.

Watching out of the corners of their eyes, they finally blow their own cover by hollering and screaming at an exciting football play.

Add in all kinds of quirky, character actors and actresses filling the town and teams with an enjoyable experience of football in the mud and attempting to change one's destiny when everyone else has given up on you.