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Ringmaster (1998)

tomatometer

40

Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3

A crude, idiotic mess of a film.

audience

18

liked it
Average Rating: 2.1/5
User Ratings: 3,876

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Movie Info

After the success of shock-jock Howard Stern's Private Parts, shock-TV host Jerry Springer made his own foray into celluloid. Fictionalizing only the name of his television show (what is normally called the The Jerry Springer Show, is now called "The Jerry Show"), Springer plays himself as a man who fronts a chair-throwing, dog-and-pony trash TV strip which gets high ratings in the backwoods, armpit communities of America. The story revolves around two sets of guests coming to Los Angeles to be

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Comedy

Mar 23, 1999

Artisan Entertainment

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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (18) | DVD (2)

those hoping for inside dirt will instead be rewarded with a fictitious, shoddy piece of claptrap that has nothing to say about Springer...

December 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

If only Jaime Pressly got naked...

February 10, 2005
7M Pictures

I think you have to applaud the absurdity of the concept, even if the execution ain't always all that.

February 27, 2004
New Times

Quite possibly the worst theatrical release that I've ever seen.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Stay home and watch the genuine article instead.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Didn't seem to add up to much when it was all over.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
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Audience Reviews for Ringmaster

Never in my life have I witnessed such waste of celluloid. Ringmaster is one of the worst comedies ever made. This is the Passchendaele of comedy films. An utter piece of trash mixing every white trash stereotypes. This almost make Miss March a decent comedy (and it's the second worst film I have ever seen). The jokes are pointless and very lame. This is nauseating film with definitely no redeeming features to it. This film makes other bad comedies look great by comparison. I'd rather get by teeth yanked out with a pair of pliers next time than watch this shit film again. Avoid if you like good comedy, you won't find it here.
July 23, 2010
TheDudeLebowski65
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Centering around an episode of The Jerry Springer Show and the build-up to it, this is an entertaining comedy with a good cast. Jamie Pressly stands out.
January 13, 2011
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