Blades of Glory

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Thanks to the spirited performances of a talented cast - particularly Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as rivals-turned-teammates -- Blades of Glory successfully spoofs inspirational sports dramas with inspired abandon.



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Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline this high-concept comedy concerning two male figure-skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport. Their medals stripped after getting into a highly publicized fight at the World Championships, star figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder) are barred from ever competing in the sport again. Upon discovering a loophole that will allow them to perform together in the pairs figure skating category, the two athletes determine to put their differences aside in order to pursue their gold medal aspirations. Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer, Craig T. Nelson, and Rob Corddry co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Will Ferrell
as Chazz Michael Michaels
Jon Heder
as Jimmy MacElroy
Will Arnett
as Stranz Van Waldenberg
Amy Poehler
as Fairchild Van Waldenberg
William Fichtner
as Darren MacElroy
Jenna Fischer
as Katie Van Waldenberg
Scott Hamilton
as Sports Anchor
Andy Richter
as Mountie
Greg Lindsay
as Mountie
J.D. Cantrell
as Future Skater
Kerry Rossall
as Fire Extinguisher
Angela Chee
as Newswoman
Hans Uder
as Usher
Chad Brennan
as Chazz Skate Double
Zachary Ferren
as Young Jimmy
Ethan Burgess
as Jimmy Skate Double
Eloise Lynch
as Female Fan
Fiona Gubelmann
as Skate Woodland Fairy
Smith Cho
as Skate Woodland Fairy
James P. Yorke
as Skate Fox
Keith Joe Dick
as Skate Tree
Sunita Param
as Reporter
Stephanie Courtney
as Reporter at Sign-Ups
Elliot Cho
as Little Kid
Loretta Fox
as Court Stenographer
Kyle Bornheimer
as Rink PA Nationals
Jim Lampley
as Co-Anchor
Alison Martin
as Female Judge--Stockholm
Griffin Armstorff
as Finnish Skating Prodigy
Grant Thompson
as Wallet Mountie
Kelly Gould
as Crying Girl
Margaret Roblin
as Female Judge--Montreal
Patrick Hancock
as Stranz Skate Double
Tiffany Scott
as Fairchild Skate Double
Lisa Paul
as Catholic School Girl
Lora Starkman
as Girl Who Kisses Chazz
Sasha Cohen
as Herself
William Daniels
as Commissioner Ebbers
Rémy Girard
as Father St. Pierre
Nancy Kerrigan
as Attractive Official--Herself
Ricardo "Smalls" Strickland
as Frank The Security Guard
Luke Wilson
as Sex Class Counselor
Brian Boitano
as Himself--Federation Judge
Dorothy Hamill
as Herself--Federation Judge
Peggy Fleming
as Herself--Federation Judge
Alysse Alcroft
as Skate Woodland Fairy
Nick Jameson
as PA Announcer
Alysse Alfcroft
as Skate Woodland Fairy
Taylor Neff
as Skate Woodland Fairy
Wendy Wilke
as Skate Woodland Fairy
Matt Evers
as Skate Tree
Tom Virtue
as Floor Manager
James Michael Connor
as Surly Reporter--Montreal
Steven M. Gagnon
as Rink Official World Games
Craig Gellis
as Jail Cell Inmate
Katharine Towne
as Female Sex Addict
Armen Saakian
as Skate Acrobat Chazz Double
Akop Manoukian
as Skate Acrobat Jimmy Double
Chris Reed
as World Games Paramedic
David Pressman
as Reporter--Montreal
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  • Apr 17, 2018
    Incredibly funny, Blades of Glory is a hilarious sports/buddy comedy. After receiving lifetime bans from men's competitive ice skating, rivals Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy team up as a couples team intent on winning Olympic gold. Starring Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, and Will Arnett, the film is well-cast with a lot of good comedic talent. However, the comedy is kind of broad and rather hit-and-miss. And none of the skating routines are all that impressive; though there are some fun moments here and there. It's a little scattershot, but Blades of Glory is entertaining and delivers some good laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2014
    Truly funny, but a bit overwrought.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2013
    Pretty thin on laughs. Didn't make it to the end.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2013
    Chazz: Troubled childhood? If you consider a 9 year old kid with a 35 year old girlfriend troubled.  "Kick Some Ice" Blades of Glory has been a movie that I had very little interest in ever watching. What with Jon Heder, who I normally hate, and a plot that revolves around figure skating; I never really figured it had a whole lot to offer. I finally checked it out though, and I was completely wrong. While this is no great achievement, it is a movie that I really loved. It's pure fun from start to finish and that's coming from somebody that never even wanted to see this movie to begin with. Two men's figure skating rivals, Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy are two of the best in the sport. While competing at the world championships, they end up tying for the gold medal. While on the podium, the two get into a fight which results in them being stripped of their medals and also prohibited from ever being able to compete in the sport they both love. After a few years one of Jimmy's biggest fans tells him that he can still compete, but it has to be in doubles. So through some weird meet up, Chazz and Jimmy join together as a team to try to smell the gold once again.  I have to admit to being a big Will Farrell fan. I understand that some can't stand the guy, but I for one love his delivery in his movies. His performance as Chazz is one that really brings back memories of his performance as Ricky Bobby. Both are done in sports that a lot of people don't really give a shit about, and his character in both is very egotistical. As a Will Farrell fan, this movie stands out to me as one of my favorites he's ever done, and his ridiculous performance as Chazz is one of my favorite performances from him ever.  Blades of Glory has a hell of a lot more going for it then I could have ever thought. It's comedy won't be for everyone, but if it fits your taste, you'll love it. There's a lot of great satire of the sport of figure skating just as there was in Talladega Nights. The film also has a wonderful and big supporting cast including Jenna Fischer, William Fichtner, and Craig T. Nelson. Blades of Glory is definitely worth a shot because if you don't over critique it, you'll be in for a really fun viewing experience.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer

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