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Kingpin Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 18, 2014
...a pervasively uneven comedy that just isn't able to overcome its various deficiencies...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 9, 2014
It's Bill Murray who easily swipes the picture -- he's at his unctuous best as Ernie McCracken, an oily bowler with an ego as enormous as his libido.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
October 22, 2014
Kingpin makes inspired comedy by channeling the Weber spirit-and the humble reality of the circuit-through the frame of an inspirational sports movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 10, 2007
The combination of the overkill factor and a basic mean-spiritedness finally sinks it for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 9, 2007
I found the sleazy comedy more tedious than watching an actual bowling match.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Gonsalves
August 4, 2007
Ends up with a seven-ten split between hilariously tasteless and just plain distasteful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
April 23, 2007
Funny, outrageous, vulgar. The only bowling comedy in memory.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 2, 2005
Crude and hilarious
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2004
It's funny in parts in a tasteless, Farrelly Brothers way. Freedy Johnston's incidental music provides one of the 90s most pleasing scores.
| Original Score: 2/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
July 6, 2003
The Farrelly brothers funniest comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2003
Has plenty of clever sight gags and outrageous jokes you can't help laughing at, no matter how hard you resist.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 21, 2002, even if most of it is based on cruelty and hardship.
| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
With maybe 25 belly laughs, the brazenly crude Kingpin is often uproarious, but be forewarned that its creators apparently conceived it underneath a limbo bar. How looow can a funny guilty pleasure go?
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
Chuck O'Leary
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
December 29, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 22, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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