If you like your romance clean and your football dirty, “Leatherheads” might score a few points on your entertainment scoreboard, but for most movie fans, this PG-13 release will end up being a harmless incomplete pass.
George Clooney directs and stars as Dodge Connelly, an aging professional football player in 1925. His team and league are about to go out of business, so they sign a college football star and war hero named Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski) to generate excitement.
Can Carter bring back the fans and save the game? Which gridiron great will a sexy newspaper reporter choose when two teammates fall in love with her while she covers the team? What does a packed theater sound like when nobody is laughing? I don’t need four quarters to answer these questions, only four paragraphs.