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Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story Reviews

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Nev Pierce
BBC.com
August 31, 2004
Crude, daft and hilarious, Dodgeball is the best mainstream American comedy in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 28, 2004
An enjoyable Friday night comedy that delivers several decent laugh-out loud gags, even if it's not the movie it could have been with a more thought-out script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
August 28, 2004
Watching people being hit in the balls has never been so much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
August 26, 2004
You have to respect a movie that wears its shortcomings proudly on its sleeve
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
August 22, 2004
This is funny stuff, not quite on par with Zoolander, but well worth a look.
| Original Score: 71/100
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
August 13, 2004
In this goofball sportsfilm spoof there is something for everyone to laugh at - but a few too many cringeworthy own-goals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
August 10, 2004
None of the character of, say, a Will Ferrell movie, or the cyncial wit of Harold and Kumar.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com
August 8, 2004
The movie dodges laughs as rapidly as it panders for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Thurber and his picture-perfect cast manage to deliver a very entertaining and fast-paced 96 minutes.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 5, 2004
much funnier than any movie about dodgeball has a right to be
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 19, 2004
It helps to have energetic and gifted actors, but you really need to give them funnier things to do and say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2004
Dodgeball, I am shocked to say, rewards you for paying attention. It also rewards you for having totally juvenile sensibility, so it's really win win.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 3, 2004
Entertaining and funny, despite being loaded with clichés and groin humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
July 3, 2004
Dodgeball ducks most filmmaking no-nos and manages to serve up a light-hearted treat.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
July 3, 2004
Zoolander fans will love every minute of this movie. The rest of us can wait until it comes out on video.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
July 3, 2004
A non-stop gagfest around a subject that has no right to be funny.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
July 3, 2004
...silly, illogical and downright brainless fluff that, for one reason or another, manages to be both funny and charismatic all the way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
July 1, 2004
A sophomoric, broad-strokes farce, one with likeable characters and an abundance of heart, not to mentions wrenches to the head and balls to the groin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
June 30, 2004
Direct hit!
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
June 28, 2004
a pretty hilarious movie thanks to Stiller's willingness to let himself look like a complete idiot just for laughs
Full Review| Original Score: B
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