When the comedy connects, it can deliver with funny force
—Scott Bowles USA Today
Once it gets going and commits to its time-worn inspirational formula, it's not half-bad.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
Kevin James's latest comedy doesn't promise any bing or bang, only boom. Take it at its word.
—Janice Paige Boston Globe
The film works hard at its inoffensiveness. Throughout, jokes are left on the table, setups never pay off in any significant way.
—Mark Nelson Los Angeles Times
"Here Comes the Bomb" would've been a more fitting title, but props to Henry Winkler for rising to the occasion and turning in a sweet, idealistic performance in a film that otherwise feels like a tawdry commercial for the UFC and MMA.
—Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle