The Big Green

  • 1995
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Children's, Comedy, Sports

Like it or not, Steve Guttenberg is a star: His movies, including the inexplicably popular POLICE ACADEMY series, have grossed more than a billion dollars collectively. After viewing this hackneyed kiddie sports pic, we find his appeal as baffling as ever, but we'll concede that he's marginally cute, blandly cuddly and capable of approximating a Texas accent...read more

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Like it or not, Steve Guttenberg is a star: His movies, including the inexplicably popular POLICE ACADEMY series, have grossed more than a billion dollars collectively. After viewing this hackneyed kiddie sports pic, we find his appeal as baffling as ever,

but we'll concede that he's marginally cute, blandly cuddly and capable of approximating a Texas accent when called upon. Here, as the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas, he agrees to coach the local youth soccer team. The kids are the usual motley crew of misfits: One's overweight, one's a

bespectacled nerd and the rest represent every imaginable ethnic and racial group, so we all get a lesson or two in tolerance, self-esteem and demographic marketing strategy. As soon as we became confident that no departures from the BAD NEWS BEARS/MIGHTY DUCKS formula were in the offing, we

entertained ourselves by making book on which character would be the first to get whacked in the groin by a soccer ball.

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Like it or not, Steve Guttenberg is a star: His movies, including the inexplicably popular POLICE ACADEMY series, have grossed more than a billion dollars collectively. After viewing this hackneyed kiddie sports pic, we find his appeal as baffling as ever,… (more)

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