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The Ringer Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Ben Walters
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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| Original Score: 1/4

November 24, 2006

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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January 14, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The Ringer, for all its glaring flaws, pulls the rug out from under us.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 6, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's just so predictable.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

January 4, 2006
Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 28, 2005
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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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.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 27, 2005
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Predictable and unconvincing as romantic comedy, the movie is surprisingly sweet and funny whenever Steve is hanging out with his fellow Special Olympics players.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 27, 2005
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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As in the best Special Olympics events, everyone finds a way to win.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 27, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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The movie is ultimately unclassifiable. It can't be dismissed as a cheap gimmick, nor can it be embraced as an earnest tribute.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 27, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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You could make a very funny comedy about a guy who pretends to be retarded so he can win the Special Olympics, but The Ringer isn't it.

| Original Score: 1/4

December 27, 2005
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Though the movie bears some of the Farrellys' trademark outrageous humor, it has a sweet demeanor and makes a noble statement.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 27, 2005
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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The movie dilutes its own outrageous setup with sitcom contrivance by introducing a ridiculous love-story subplot.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 27, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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No one will accuse The Ringer of being tasteful, but when you're not laughing, you may find yourself genuinely touched.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 27, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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If The Ringer doesn't strike comedy gold, it at least manages to score enough points to bring home the bronze.

| Original Score: B-

December 27, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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The Ringer misses endless opportunities to have real fun or make points with the situation.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 27, 2005
Gary Susman
Entertainment Weekly
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Knoxville's willingness to go to any length to humiliate himself for a laugh actually serves his guilt-ridden character, but the movie's real stars are the Special Olympians, who aren't trying to be inspirational or even likable, just funny.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

December 27, 2005
Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
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A paint-by-numbers romantic comedy most notable for its determined inoffensiveness.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

December 27, 2005
Janice Page
Boston Globe
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In striving to be fair beyond reproach, this movie misses many chances to be funnier. Good comedy doesn't make that choice, and great comedy doesn't have to.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 27, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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No matter how daring today's comedies think they are, someone has been there before and done it funnier.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2005
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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A hilarious and resourceful cast of intellectually challenged actors smartens up an otherwise brain-dead comedy produced by the Farrelly brothers.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 22, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Ringer could have been a better movie, but that would have depended more on the screenplay than the cast, which is effective and generates real affection.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Though The Ringer is hardly the Farrellys' best, you'll probably be smiling, too.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

December 22, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The Ringer is caught between a rock and a soft place. The result of being torn between here and there is being stuck nowhere.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 22, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The Ringer is a much sweeter comedy than its pedigree suggests. In fact, it's almost the opposite of what we expect.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2005
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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There's something about a movie deft enough to have fun with mental disability, yet still get a stamp of approval from the Special Olympics.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

December 22, 2005
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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In all its lobbying for our laughter, The Ringer feels too lawyered-up and politically positioned to trigger much laughter at all.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

December 22, 2005
Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
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Instead of a raucous comedy with an ultimately positive message, you get a public-relations campaign with a side of slapstick.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 22, 2005
Robert Koehler
Variety
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The bark of The Ringer is far more outrageous than its bite.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 21, 2005
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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This wannabe daring comedy about a man who attempts to 'fix' the Special Olympics strains for that patented naughty and nice balance with squirmingly squishy results.

December 21, 2005
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