Blades of Glory Reviews

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November 17, 2011
June 23, 2007
The result proves sadly under-choreographed. And choreography is everything in a film that leans as heavily on slapstick as this one.
April 7, 2007
There is a steady stream of laughs and narrative interest. Blades isn't quite as funny as Zoolander or Dodgeball, but it deserves a solid score from the judges.
April 7, 2007
After Ferrell's manchild partners with a fey figure-skating rival (Heder), it's strictly uninspired buddy-comedy bickering.
April 7, 2007
I can't remember a time when I have laughed so long and hard at a decapitation gag.
April 5, 2007
Personable enough, though genuine belly laughs are in short supply.
April 3, 2007
Together, though, [Ferrell and Heder] strike enough sparks to earn a 5.8 for artistic interpretation and a 6.0 for effort.
April 2, 2007
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.
March 31, 2007
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.
March 31, 2007
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 30, 2007
Blissfully silly, triumphantly tasteless and improbably hilarious.
March 30, 2007
Some of the best lines are featured in the TV commercials, making you wish the premise had lived up to its promise.
March 30, 2007
Blades of Glory is only slightly less funny -- if you ask ignorant old me -- than watching real figure skating. It's your coin.
March 30, 2007
Blades is an acceptable Friday evening diversion, most of which will have run through your system by Saturday morning.
March 30, 2007
A silly spoof that's often unexpectedly sweet.
March 30, 2007
They don't quite nail it.
March 30, 2007
It's worth the admission price just to watch Ferrell and Heder, both more than 6 feet tall, take turns lifting each other and to see Heder's ankles wrapped around his co-star's neck.
March 30, 2007
Blades of Glory is a feeble satire that doesn't do much that's incisive or interesting, and the tame PG-13 rating keeps the raunchiness in check.
March 30, 2007
Dumb with a capital D, Blades of Glory takes its (almost) fleshed-out sketch-comedy idea as far as an ice-skating buddy movie with we're-not-gay jokes and a psycho stalker can go.
March 30, 2007
It asks the rhetorical question, 'So what's wrong with the idea of a guy-guy pairs team?' On the other hand, Jimmy's butt-strutting in that peacock suit, his mincing walk, play right into the stereotypes that boneheads everywhere love to laugh at.
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