Here Comes The Boom

 (6,392)6.41 h 44 min2012X-RayPG
A high school teacher takes up fighting in mixed martial arts matches in order to raise money for his school.
Frank Coraci
Kevin JamesSalma HayekHenry Winkler
English [CC]
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BrandiReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kevin james brings the boom..
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The King of Queens is at it again and he hit this one out of the park! Salma Hayek also put in a fun performance as did Henry Winkler.
Kevin's real life brother offered up some of the funnier moments dealing with domestic realities. Every character in this film made me laugh until it hurt. This film is a sure crowd pleaser as it has the Asians, Hispanics and the white crowd both old and young covered quite well. Most of the comedy is from the older actors in this film so I think the older crowd will appreciate this film as much as teens will. At times you know you are watching a comedy. At other points you know there is good heart touching drama added in with a comedic touch. And then when the fighting kicks in you feel like you are watching a real fight. If you have a heart for music studies you will cheer these characters on! If you enjoy the UFC/MMA fighting then you'll have a blast watching Kevin James dive into this world and get/give a good whooping! A lot of the real players/announcers/refs from UFC are in this film adding to the feel of a real UFC match. It's a smart film in it's comedic moments. On the other hand, as contrived and predictable as many elements in this story are, you will still find yourself cheering the players on and maybe even feel your eyes water due to feelings from either end of the emotional spectrum. I had given up on comedy films in recent years as most of them our just way too raunchy. But the PG rating on this film...I applaud all those behind this production. This movie works and it will make anyone laugh!
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Stella CarrierReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Comedy Twist on Dealing With ChallengesTransforming Them Into Winning Surprises
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I metaphorically rolled the die and decided to go with outright purchasing Here Comes The Boom film and I am very glad that I did. Here Comes The Boom film features the character of Scott Voss (Kevin James) who is a caring teacher towards his students and is faced with great odds that he steps up to overcome once he finds out that how well the school he teaches at does financially might also indirectly impact the livelihood of his friend and colleague Marty Streb (Henry Winkler) who he admires professionally and as a friend. Scott Voss is also inspired in a different way by his other colleague Bella Flores (Salma Hayek) who plays hard to get though to be fair she also often helps him in some professional way when he asks for her help in some form. At first Scott Voss is far from certain what he is going to do to both help save andor boost the school financially andor help save his friend’s job until a life changing encounter of an adult student named Niko (Bas Ruten) who Voss meets at a class that he teaches shows him an idea being at first far from aware that he (Niko) is inspiring an idea. There is more I am tempted to say though I want to be considerate of others viewing this review who might want to see the film for themselves.
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cksReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Family Friendly for Real
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What a surprisingly good movie! It is so hard to find family friendly films that are not only free of innuendo and bad language, but truly entertaining. Here Comes The Boom greatly exceeded my expectations. We all enjoyed it. I was a little concerned about the whole MMA thing, that it was going to be too violent, but, while it was made clear how physically demanding and painful it is, it was kept at a comedy level (if that makes any sense.) Kevin James is such a likeable guy, and the message of commitment to a goal, the importance of family, the value of music, and appreciation for dedicated teachers-- all so positive and uplifting. The subject matter here wouldn't appeal to the Frozen crowd, but for older kids, especially boys, this movie should be at the top of the family viewing list.
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MattReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five-Star As Family Entertainment
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No, it's not Dr. Zhivago. But neither is it the trash it was dismissed as when it came out. There are fewer and fewer good family movies... Wonder, the Pete's Dragon remake, and Duma were all recent exceptions.

I guess it is tainted by association with Adam Sandler, so critics have to rip it apart.

Good, silly, funny, Rocky-style movie that adults and kids can both enjoy. American flags are prominent throughout, immigrants becoming citizens are celebrated, there are two (two!) scenes of un-ironic prayer. Shocking stuff actually.
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NikkiReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
First and Last Amazon Prime Rental
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Not the movie's fault (what I saw of it was pretty good); however, it kept trying to stream every so often and we'd miss large chunks of the movie. It finally went into a 30 min stream right before the "final fight" so we missed the last 30 minutes or so of the movie completely. I was charged $3.27 for a movie I barely got to watch and what I did was frustrating with the signal lost interruptions (I have cable, not satellite) which only happened during this movie. Normal TV was fine before and after.
Also, what's the benefit of prime video if you have to pay to rent/watch it?

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Ron WilliamsReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fan of MMA and most times of kevin James
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All in all, a good movie. Fun to watch as a sketchy biology teacher after years of normalcy tries to save a fellow teachers job as the band director. Some of the usual click from their group but with a few new faces. Your usual feel good movie in the end and plenty of laughs along the way so 5 for me. Hope you enjoy it.
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R.S.Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome, Inspirational, Fun Film
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We loved this movie. It was something different from Kevin James, but still brought his trademark flavor of humor and fun. Incredibly inspirational story about having something to fight for and never giving up. A lighter Rocky-esque film. It does have some vivid fight scenes, but other than that is a great family film. Cast all did great. Especially loved Henry Winkler’s acting in this, as well as Bas Rutten. Highly recommend!
Mama to the Man CrewReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Feel Good Movie of the year!
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I love every single thing about this movie! I adore the entire cast, and the storyline is so beautiful! Deadbeat teacher decides to help a friend raise money to save his job and that leads to all kinds of hilarity, most predominantly, Kevin James fighting MMA with Henry Winkler as one of his coaches. In the end, the good guys win, the guy gets the girl, and the job is saved. The soundtrack is fantastic. This movie just sings and hits all the right notes. Watch it today!
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