Here Comes the Boom

One teacher still believes in fighting for his students


Here Comes the Boom
A former college wrestler is now a bored 42-year-old biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off his music teacher friend, he decides to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks he is crazy, especially the woman he is after, but in his quest, he gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

103 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence).
Action, Comedy.
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Credits

Cast
Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann, Joe Rogan, Gary Valentine, Charice
Director
Frank Coraci
ScreenplayKevin James, Allan Loeb, Rock Reuben
MusicRupert Gregson-Williams
CinematographyPhil Meheux
EditingScott Hill
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2012
Produced byBroken Road Productions, Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, Hey Eddie, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction
LanguageLow impact, very mild 'kickass'
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceBrief, realistic and moderate in context
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseMild, brief drinking over dinner
CommentsAbout a biology teacher who trains to be a mixed martial arts fighter to raise funds for his cash-strapped school by fighting in tournaments and becomes a hero to his pupils.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi
5
Die Burger
Rozanne Els
5
Box Office
Amy Nicholson quote iconHere Comes the Boom is Rocky for fifth graders, with enough pro-school propaganda to make parents think it's worth the price of popcorn.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconHere Comes the Boom has its moments and something of a third act rally, but not enough...
9
Metacritic.com
26 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
89 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHere Comes the Boom benefits from Kevin James's genial presence but the film doesn't deliver enough laughs to live up to its title -- or enough satisfying plot to make up the difference.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
Movie Review Intelligence
35 critics
10

What the People say

Internet
5347 Netizens quote iconBest Feel Good Comedy of 2012 So Far!
13

Average .. 44%

9

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