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Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 136 (Nov 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

George Clooney, Ren

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.0
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include eight minutes of deleted scenes; four featurettes: Football's Beginning: The Making Of Leatherheads (six minutes), No Pads, No Fear: Creating The Rowdy Football Scenes (nine minutes), George Clooney: A Leatherhead Prankster (four minutes), and Visual Sequences (six minutes); a commentary track by Director George Clooney and Producer Grant Heslov; and up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61101581
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Brief strong languagea
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/23/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): George Clooney
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Dodge Connelly (Clooney) is a brash, charming football hero in the 1920's when players are referred to as Leatherheads. When Dodge's team loses their sponsor, threatening the collapse of the entire league, he decides to sign Carter Rutherford (Krasinski) to his team. Rutherford is America's favorite son and golden-boy war hero, who allegedly was responsible for capturing a German platoon single-handedly in WWI. But the new star is almost too good to be true

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD is damaged by elevated black levels, but the details in the shadows are still maintained. Fleshtones are garish, with a subtly green hue. Resolution is nicely rendered, with excellent definition in textures, like the caked-on mud during games. The color scheme appears dated, matching the time frame well, but bright colors are naturally saturated when shown. Contrast is balanced well, and while minor compression artifacts and edge enhancement can be noticed, they aren

With an articulate midrange and natural, always-intelligible dialogue, the Dolby