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Blades of Glory (2007)

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Critic Consensus: 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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PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references)
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Comedy
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 wide
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Box Office:
$118,153,533.00
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Cast

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
Nick Swardson
as Hector
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
Patrick Hancock
as Stranz Skate Double
Margaret Roblin
as Female Judge--Montreal
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
Phil Reeves
as Father
Matt Levin
as Matt
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
Armen Saakian
as Skate Acrobat Chazz Double
Katharine Towne
as Female Sex Addict
Chris Reed
as World Games Paramedic
Akop Manoukian
as Skate Acrobat Jimmy Double
David Pressman
as Reporter--Montreal
Rob Corddry
as Bryce
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All Critics (183) | Top Critics (48)

After Ferrell's manchild partners with a fey figure-skating rival (Heder), it's strictly uninspired buddy-comedy bickering.

Full Review… | April 7, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Personable enough, though genuine belly laughs are in short supply.

Full Review… | April 5, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

If they gave Oscars for Best Performance by a Comedic Actor playing an endearingly clueless oaf in a sports comedy... Will Ferrell would be up for the Lifetime Achievement Award by now.

April 2, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Ferrell isn't breaking new ground, but one day -- when he's branching out to play psycho killers and getting in touch with his inner Thespian -- we'll look back on his clowning period and wonder why he would want to do anything else.

Full Review… | March 31, 2007
CNN.com
Top Critic

Blades Of Glory does what a good Ferrell vehicle is supposed to do -- it strings enough good bits together to keep the tissue-paper story from tearing, and it comes in at 90 minutes. And that's as close to sticking the landing as it's going to get.

March 31, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

Blissfully silly, triumphantly tasteless and improbably hilarious.

Full Review… | March 30, 2007
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blades of Glory

½

Truly funny, but a bit overwrought.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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 White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

½

Talladega Nights is so much better. This movie has such a great cast but the film makes (almost) no attempt at making the characters likable, it has no specific target audience and is sometimes more gross than funny. I loved the chemistry between ferrel and heder but the movie itself is just a mess.

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