The Ringer Reviews

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November 20, 2008
March 1, 2007
A good-natured comedy that isn't particularly interesting or, for that matter, very funny.
November 24, 2006
October 21, 2006
May 25, 2006
my biggest complaint about the film is that it was too soft
May 12, 2006
April 22, 2006
It's a bold idea, taking mental handicap as a backdrop for a story about a man's growing up, but this film chickens out as soon as it begins. Nothing is real, nothing is at risk.
April 4, 2006
Navel-scratching slobs won't enjoy this any more than navel-gazing snobs once they catch a whiff of its overwhelming timidity.
April 1, 2006
January 21, 2006
With Knoxville in the lead, it's condescending, unoriginal, and boorish.
January 14, 2006
January 4, 2006
It's just so predictable.
January 4, 2006
Too bad its good intentions only go so far. The compositions are visually flat, and the movie simply isn't very funny
January 3, 2006
A director and cast who all seem to be in on the joke come as close to success as anyone could have with a premise that's finally just ... unfilmable.
December 30, 2005
The Ringer plays like the low points in a Farrelly brothers movie; like them, when it gets sincere, it gets messagey and sappy.
December 28, 2005
So blandly predictable, so shamelessly manipulative, so flatly directed and so unfunny that it's impossible for its good intentions to carry the day.
December 28, 2005
An uncomfortable intermingling of message movie and gross-out comedy, a sporadically funny vehicle that indicts its audience for laughing. Come on, guys. You can't have your fun and eat it too.
December 27, 2005
Surprisingly sweet and unexpectedly positive.
December 27, 2005
The worthwhile bits are few and far between. In the rush to avoid exploiting the athletes, the filmmakers have stuck it to the audience instead. Not funny.
December 27, 2005
The Ringer is appalling.
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