The Replacements (2000)

The Replacements (2000)

2000 PG-13 118 Minutes


Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacemen...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • If you are a wanna-be, a has-been or a never-have, THIS is the movie for you. Celebrating the Everyman who never got his shot, The Replacements takes the Mediocre and gives them their chance in the spotlight.

    The movie starts out with the Professional Football players going on strike, mid-season, to demand even more money to play a kid's game. The league owners decide to finish out the season with whatever players they can acquire (mirroring the 1987 NFL strike). The Washington Sentinels' owner goes a completely different direction by re-hiring one of his old coaches and giving him complete control of the team. Coach McGinty then goes about putting together his Dream Team of Wanna-Be's and Never-Were's who, if the stars aligned just right, might just reach their full potential.

    An EXCELLENT popcorn movie that would have received 5 stars if there had been more football in the football movie. Nevertheless, it is packed full of great one-liners (He's Wiry) and will have you tossing off non-sequiturs the next day all day long. That'll do pig. That'll do.