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Playing for Keeps (12A)

Playing for Keeps (12A)

Comedy, Romance

A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

The critical consensus

Aside from a couple of nice scenes between Butler and the young Lomax, Playing for Keeps is rigidly formulaic and shamelessly sentimental.

**(*)(*)(*)Rob Carnevale, The List, 18/12/2012

Watching Uma Thurman, Judy Greer and Catherine Zeta-Jones compete for such a smarmy prize is like watching Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy fight over a tricycle.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 30/12/2012

Yet another Gerard Butler vehicle that suggests the actor doesn’t so much read his scripts as pin them on a wall and throw darts at them to decide what he’s doing next, Playing for Keeps is one more low point in a disappointingly lazy career.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 03/01/2013

Butler is clearly having fun but audiences will cry foul at the shameful predictability, uneven humour, awkward sentiment and, ultimately, the poorly-sketched, unsympathetic characters.

**(*)(*)(*)Rob Carnevale, The Herald, 03/01/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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