The Longest Yard (1974) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert
Length: 121 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 4 out of 68 found boring (5.88%)

One-line Reviews (41)

I loved the ending as it had Burt running in for the touchdown in slow motion as that was really neat, and the scene where Burt is driving/running away from the cops was really funny as well, as it was cool how he outsmarted them, plus It also has some good serious moments as well, as some of the scenes with Burt Reynolds and Eddie Albert were quite intense!.

Along the way, Burt gives us his normal glib-but-entertaining wisecracks and personality and we get some wild characters to go with him, such as the very likable "Caretaker" (James Hampton).

But there are down sides, like some of the scenes are so slow and boring you loose interest in the story.

Albert is a far cry from his amiable sitcom persona and is surprisingly intense and even scary in his role.

This movie overall was very entertaining and a must see for Burt Reynolds fans.

Reynolds is entertaining as a former pro football star who's sent to prison.

Harry Caesar is excellent as Granville he was quite likable and rather intense.

Very Entertaining Movie .

What most people remember about The Longest Yard is the big game, but everything leading up to it is just as enjoyable.

Tongue and Cheek satire and sports movies generally are not exactly two movies genres that you combine together, however Burt Reynolds did not believe that, and as a result he starred in a movie that manages to be funny, poignant, intense, and everything in-between.

Eddie Albert is brilliant as the sadistic asshole warden he was extremely unlikable I hated him, he also had some very intense scenes with Reynolds.

)If you're bored, give this one a try...

Overall an entertaining film.

Very entertaining flick .

Sounds real good to Albert who has a mean streak in him that Reynolds is slow to realize.

Personally I Found This Movie Really Boring .

Still, it is entertaining from beginning to end and worth the money.

It's extremely well made and very well written, and I thought Eddie Albert was fantastic as the sadistic and asshole Warden, plus it has some exciting Football action as well.

All Pro Cast Supports Predictable Material .

Fairly entertaining prison / action comedy .

I guess it helps that I like Burt Reynolds, but there's something about the picture itself that makes it memorable as well as entertaining.

I could see the reason to bring some style to the game, but the boxes, different pans, and multi-angles just felt cliché and randomly inserted to keep the attention of the viewers.

"The Longest Yard" is entertaining through and through; there is not one sequence in the movie which drags on.

An All-American and macho movie, yes, but it should be enjoyable by all.

The football game itself is very exciting.

The editing was sharp, hey – it won an Oscar, but when the editor uses boxes to make the game seem more exciting, I was just distracted further from the game.

Burt's second best film behind Deliverance but far more entertaining.

It's highly engaging as a comedy piece whilst also being octane inventive as an action junkie's series of events.

Overall, a brainless-but-lots of fun flick and very fast-moving one, typically sleazy (er, "gritty," as critics preferred to call them) movie of its decade.

In any case, others might find this more enjoyable than I did.

" Overall, I just felt like this film was somewhat dated and runs at a pretty slow pace.

Rough, rousing, ribald comedy drama fantasy with a great football game.

Robert Aldrich directs with panache, the music is very good, the story is gripping, the script is sharp and the acting is excellent.

When the team begins practicing, how they go from being really really bad to fairly decent is as entertaining as the rest of the film.

Reynolds, near the beginning of his wild ride to fame, is close to his sexiest in this cheeky, rough, but very entertaining, prison/football flick.

Highly Entertaining Mix of Laughs and Drama .

The sex scene with Burt and Bernedette Peters was especially entertaining (what was up with her hair?

It sets the stage for engaging football scenes and whole lotta fun.

But the final half hour of the movie, like the remake, is entertaining enough to be watched at least once for fun.

So with this step up he really gives an all out entertaining performance as Paul Crewe and the characters really make the movie in a special way.

A totally preposterous plot it is, but that's part of what makes this film so enjoyable.