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Kingpin Reviews

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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
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
April 23, 2007
Funny, outrageous, vulgar. The only bowling comedy in memory.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 29, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 2, 2005
Crude and hilarious
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 22, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 10, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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Washington Post
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000

Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Edvins Beitiks
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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