Blades of Glory (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Thanks to the spirited performances of a talented cast - particularly Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as rivals-turned-teammates -- Blades of Glory successfully spoofs inspirational sports dramas with inspired abandon.


Movie Info

Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline this high-concept comedy concerning two male figure-skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport. Their medals stripped after getting into a highly publicized fight at the World Championships, star figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder) are barred from ever competing in the sport again. Upon discovering a loophole that will allow them to perform together in the pairs figure skating … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: David Krinsky, Craig Cox, Jeff Cox, Dave Krinsky, John Altschuler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 28, 2007
Box Office: $118.2M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Chazz Michael Michae...

as Jimmy MacElroy

as Stranz Van Waldenber...

as Fairchild Van Walden...

as Darren MacElroy

as Katie Van Waldenberg

as Hector

as Sports Anchor

as Mountie

as Mountie

as Future Skater

as Fire Extinguisher

as Young Jimmy

as Newswoman

as Usher

as Chazz Skate Double

as Jimmy Skate Double

as Female Fan

as Skate Woodland Fairy

as Frank The Security G...

as Skate Woodland Fairy

as Skate Fox

as Skate Tree

as Reporter

as Reporter at Sign-Ups

as Little Kid

as Court Stenographer

as Rink PA Nationals

as Co-Anchor

as Female Judge--Stockh...

as Stranz Skate Double

as Finnish Skating Prod...

as Fairchild Skate Doub...

as Wallet Mountie

as Crying Girl

as Female Judge--Montre...

as Catholic School Girl

as Girl Who Kisses Chaz...

as Herself

as Commissioner Ebbers

as Father St. Pierre

as Attractive Official-...

as Sex Class Counselor

as Himself--Federation ...

as Skate Woodland Fairy

as Herself--Federation ...

as Herself--Federation ...

as Father

as Matt

as PA Announcer

as Skate Woodland Fairy

as Skate Woodland Fairy

as Skate Woodland Fairy

as Skate Tree

as Floor Manager

as Surly Reporter--Mont...

as Skate Acrobat Chazz ...

as Rink Official World ...

as Skate Acrobat Jimmy ...

as Jail Cell Inmate

as Female Sex Addict

as World Games Paramedi...

as Reporter--Montreal
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Critic Reviews for Blades of Glory

All Critics (183) | Top Critics (48)

Thin, monotonous

Full Review… | August 27, 2009
CinePassion

No guts and no glory, and not much in the way of comedy, either.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

This really shouldn't have taken five writers and two directors, especially considering the splendor costume designer Julie Weiss achieves all by herself. But it's not bad for such a thoroughly unitarded concept.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Blades of Glory doesn't get the gold, in fact, I think they just miss out on the bronze.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
The Scorecard Review

Great fun!

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

I can't imagine what circumstances would lead me to watch the film, in its entirety, a second time. But I'm glad I saw it once.

Full Review… | September 20, 2007
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Blades of Glory

½

Truly funny, but a bit overwrought.

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Christian C

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Chazz: Troubled childhood? If you consider a 9 year old kid with a 35 year old girlfriend troubled. 

"Kick Some Ice"

Blades of Glory has been a movie that I had very little interest in ever watching. What with Jon Heder, who I normally hate, and a plot that revolves around figure skating; I never really figured it had a whole lot to offer. I finally checked it out though, and I was completely wrong. While this is no great achievement, it is a movie that I really loved. It's pure fun from start to finish and that's coming from somebody that never even wanted to see this movie to begin with.

Two men's figure skating rivals, Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy are two of the best in the sport. While competing at the world championships, they end up tying for the gold medal. While on the podium, the two get into a fight which results in them being stripped of their medals and also prohibited from ever being able to compete in the sport they both love. After a few years one of Jimmy's biggest fans tells him that he can still compete, but it has to be in doubles. So through some weird meet up, Chazz and Jimmy join together as a team to try to smell the gold once again. 

I have to admit to being a big Will Farrell fan. I understand that some can't stand the guy, but I for one love his delivery in his movies. His performance as Chazz is one that really brings back memories of his performance as Ricky Bobby. Both are done in sports that a lot of people don't really give a shit about, and his character in both is very egotistical. As a Will Farrell fan, this movie stands out to me as one of my favorites he's ever done, and his ridiculous performance as Chazz is one of my favorite performances from him ever. 

Blades of Glory has a hell of a lot more going for it then I could have ever thought. It's comedy won't be for everyone, but if it fits your taste, you'll love it. There's a lot of great satire of the sport of figure skating just as there was in Talladega Nights. The film also has a wonderful and big supporting cast including Jenna Fischer, William Fichtner, and Craig T. Nelson. Blades of Glory is definitely worth a shot because if you don't over critique it, you'll be in for a really fun viewing experience.

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Melvin White

Super Reviewer

½

Talladega Nights is so much better. This movie has such a great cast but the film makes (almost) no attempt at making the characters likable, it has no specific target audience and is sometimes more gross than funny. I loved the chemistry between ferrel and heder but the movie itself is just a mess.

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