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King's Ransom Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 26, 2005
Doesn't pay off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 21, 2005
I looked at the ceiling, not casting my eyes heavenward for assistance but trying to find something more interesting to look at than what was on the screen. The ceiling won.
| Original Score: F
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 17, 2005
Anthony Anderson shows he can star in a movie without a kangaroo in this kidnapping plan gone crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
August 1, 2005
The thing looks like it was written in a week, directed in two, and forgotten about by all involved in less than three.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 22, 2005
Less amusing than being bound, gagged, and tortured.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Eric D. Snider
April 30, 2005
Mean-spirited, unpleasant comedy about characters who are both nasty and stupid and who deserve every bad thing that happens to them. In fact, they deserve more.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Orndorf
April 22, 2005
Watching Anderson try to be funny is like getting a tooth pulled, or sitting through a Tim Burton DVD audio commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
April 29, 2005
Needless to say, as a cringe-worthy and excruciatingly awful comedy, you shouldn't pay a dime of King's Ransom.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Cole Smithey
June 19, 2009
This slapdash comedy barely coughs up more than a couple of funny scenes as the story moves in predictable fits and starts before sputtering out of fuel half way through.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 23, 2005
Byrd haphazardly assembles a bunch of overly exaggerated caricatures and parades them around in a dissolving farce that has all the wayward charm of a botched lobotomy
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
July 23, 2005
It is, quite plainly, like watching a movie that's trying to go out of its way to be horrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike Ward
April 22, 2005
Apparently New Line has less discretion that Kid Rock with a 10-beer buzz at a monster truck rally.
Willie Waffle
April 21, 2005
King's Ransom must have been funny for somebody, but I think the rest of us will be underwhelmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 22, 2005
If Hell does exist, I'm sure the only movie theatre in town will be playing nothing but Anthony Anderson movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 25, 2005
The desperately unfunny kidnapping farce King's Ransom is the cinematic equivalent of trampled chewing gum on a subway platform.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 26, 2005
None of this is remotely funny, despite screenwriter Wayne Conley's resorting to virtually every known stereotype about African-Americans and more crass references to menstruation and prison sex than have ever appeared in a movie rated PG-13.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 26, 2005
Merely a collection of antics clothespinned to a plot.
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Gene Seymour
April 26, 2005
With the humor in this lazy farce about as subtle as a shotgun blast to the face, it's possible to see the whole movie as an accident, the cumulative result of haphazard negligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 6, 2005
(Anthony) Anderson is funny, usually. Just not here.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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