Hits all the right notes in comedy, light down to Earth drama, and a resulting tasteful comedy that's worth watching.
A good-natured comedy that isn't particularly interesting or, for that matter, very funny.
...a whole lot better than one might've expected.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
my biggest complaint about the film is that it was too soft
| Original Score: 2.5/5
It's a bold idea, taking mental handicap as a backdrop for a story about a man's growing up, but this film chickens out as soon as it begins. Nothing is real, nothing is at risk.
Knoxville não é um grande ator, mas o filme é suficientemente divertido (ainda que não engraçado) e tem um bom coração.
| Original Score: 3/5
Navel-scratching slobs won't enjoy this any more than navel-gazing snobs once they catch a whiff of its overwhelming timidity.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Hilarious comedy with a superb script and strong comic performances - this is undoubtedly the funniest comedy of the year.
| Original Score: 4/5
Knoxville gives an amazingly risky performance--how many actors would have dared to do this?
With Knoxville in the lead, it's condescending, unoriginal, and boorish.
| Original Score: C-
The Ringer, for all its glaring flaws, pulls the rug out from under us.
It's just so predictable.
Too bad its good intentions only go so far. The compositions are visually flat, and the movie simply isn't very funny
These guys are laugh-out-loud funny, not because they're being belittled, but because they're finally getting a chance to show a sense of humor on-screen.
Considering all of the jackass things [Knoxville's] done on his way to fame, his presence in The Ringer helps the film challenge the idea of what is normal and what is intellectually disabled.
| Original Score: B
A director and cast who all seem to be in on the joke come as close to success as anyone could have with a premise that's finally just ... unfilmable.
So blandly predictable, so shamelessly manipulative, so flatly directed and so unfunny that it's impossible for its good intentions to carry the day.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
An uncomfortable intermingling of message movie and gross-out comedy, a sporadically funny vehicle that indicts its audience for laughing. Come on, guys. You can't have your fun and eat it too.
Surprisingly sweet and unexpectedly positive.
The worthwhile bits are few and far between. In the rush to avoid exploiting the athletes, the filmmakers have stuck it to the audience instead. Not funny.