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: 9 out of 47 found boring (19.14%)

One-line Reviews (22)

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

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 .

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.

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.

This is a very funny and entertaining movie and if you have ever been to Taft, you understand why Bakersfield usually wins every year 82-0.

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

Mild comedy-drama fails to establish persuasive motivation, an engaging story arc, or a comedic rhythm; the material mostly just sits there, adequate when it's not being repetitive or anemic.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Not the Best, But Enjoyable.

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

This script follows every predictable cliché you can think of.

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.

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

Even they dont perform excellent, but good enough to make it an enjoyable watch for fans of either two actors.

Even still, it was some slow going in the beginning.