• PG-13, 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jerry Zucker
    In Theaters:
    Aug 17, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 29, 2002
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Rat Race
    2 minutes 23 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Rat Race Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Vulgar and lowbrow, but very funny.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2010
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Ruthlessly dumb people--but funny, too.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B+

September 12, 2007

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2006
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

It's a big, dumb, loud, long, (and sometimes quite) funny movie

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2003
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A fantastic road trip in the vein of films like Scavenger Hunt

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 29, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

It made me laugh, and that's my definition of funny.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Zucker instinctively knows how far to push the crude and uncouth, and when to retreat into the merely goofy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

September 3, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Uma produção de extremos: quando falha, chega a ser embaraçosamente ruim - mas quando funciona, provoca fortes gargalhadas.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

May 30, 2002
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com

...this film earns its laughs. Sure, there are some jokes that involve bodily functions, but at no point does anyone get a penis stabbed into the side of their head.

Full Review Source: Countingdown.com | Original Score: C+

April 22, 2002
Jane Crowther
BBC.com

A genuinely hilarious belly-acher.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 8, 2002
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Fitfully amusing farce.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

January 6, 2002
Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com

A test of patience that throws enough inspiration into the mix to keep you from heading for the exit.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 13, 2001
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

| Original Score: 8/10

November 12, 2001
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: B+

September 10, 2001

Remember the montage in Naked Gun when Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley leave Platoon clutching their guts laughing? That was us, except it was Rat Race!

Full Review | Original Score: 5

August 31, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

When I saw it, I didn't laugh more than three times. But in recalling the film now, it seems a lot funnier.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

August 21, 2001
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

This is corny, old-style comedy that sometimes flops, but just as often is good for a hearty laugh.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 73/100

August 20, 2001
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

August 20, 2001
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

It is outrageous, cheerfully vulgar, undeniably lowbrow, and very, very funny.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 20, 2001
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
February 24, 2004
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
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August 17, 2002
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 20, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002

Guardian
January 22, 2002
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

January 4, 2002
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com

It may traffic in jokes of questionable taste, but it does so without malice or guile. The intention isn't mean-spirited but mirth-inducing.

Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 21, 2001
James Snapko
PopMatters
October 31, 2001

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 4, 2001
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
August 21, 2001
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