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½ April 25, 2017
Classic, quotable and always halarious. One of those comedies that you can watch again and again and withoutâ??a doubt will last generations as it's formula is timeless it speaks to every generation.
March 20, 2017
This isn't funny, Vince Vaughn is so bland and empty when trying to be funny
March 2, 2017
Review: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber, and it stars Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, and Rip Torn in a comedy about a group of friends in a fitness group that doesn't have enough money to save their gym, and so they go to a dodgeball tournament to win the money to save it from another gym that wants to buy it off. It's been a while to see a film with Vince Vaughn as a main role, and it's been a while to see a film with Vince Vaughn even in it. So with that on the way, let's get to this film. It's refreshing to see Vince Vaughn act likable while also being not so bright as he usually plays unlikable characters that are dumb in the head. The supporting cast is really good and have memorable characteristics of them that's very silly, but it's really funny. The dodgeball scenes are very entertaining to watch and can be very fun when seeing it as an actual sport event. The cameo scenes can get a bit too much, but most of them have purpose for being there. Seeing Ben Stiller be the villain is both interesting and funny at the same time, and seeing him be a parody of guys that are really fit to be egotistical of themselves. The plot is familiar, but it's a comedy, so the structure will always be familiar, and it's very silly to the point that I was interested in where it's going. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is a great flick that is just hilarious enough on its own to forgive most of its flaws.
½ February 22, 2017
2/22/2017: A really good flick. A good cast with plenty of funny moments.
February 21, 2017
Dodgeball's overall idea is very intriguing and it fulfills with some excellent comedy sequences. I am not a big Ben Stiller fan, but he does a stellar job as the heel character and finally makes me laugh.
February 11, 2017
This is one of my favorite older movies! Can't believe it came out in 2004! Deffinetly an awesome classic! ??????
February 4, 2017
Rip Torn & Ben Stiller are fantastic in this slightly silly but always funny comedy flick.
December 11, 2016
Saw it opening day. I laugh so hard every time i see it. Ben Stiller is so funny. Touche.
December 5, 2016
Hilarious film with tons of great and likable characters
November 27, 2016
- This is a silly but amusing film that I have now watched a few times. I enjoy the entire cast, and it was one of the last films Vince Vaughn did that was quite funny. Stiller plays his obnoxious character perfectly and I always enjoy seeing Rip Torn on screen. Worth watching if in the mood for something silly.

- Just watched this again for the second time, quite amusing but in my opinion not as good as it could have been given the cast.
November 17, 2016
Great comedy. I laugh out loud every time I watch it
August 31, 2016
Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller make you laugh a lot!
August 30, 2016
I can clearly remember growing up in high school when this movie was all the rage. Everyone was talking about it and quoting it left and right. I'll also admit I found it fairly entertaining, and that's why after years of not seeing it, I wanted to check it out again. Boy has this thing not aged well.

The film's premise is still sound and some of the characters still feel fun, but most of the jokes and gags really don't work for me anymore. Now some do, but I found myself rolling my eyes more often than laughing, which for a comedy is a real problem. The only thing I could think of after the fact, was did I really find it that funny all those years ago, or did I think I liked it because most of my peers did, and there for I was supposed to like it? If for nothing else raising the question of such ideas of how film is influenced by peers, social groups, and a collective the film was worth the re-watch. But not for Ben Stiller's scene chewing, defiantly not for that.
½ August 26, 2016
Super funny no question about it
½ August 18, 2016
Comedic genius! One of my fave comedies! Vince Vaughn just plays himself, but Ben Stiller ,Stephen Root, Rip Torn, Alan Tudyk, and Jason Bateman were all hilarious! Nothing like a sports underdog movie that is totally devoted to silliness!
½ August 11, 2016
Among a Cult Classic! Dodgeball Makes fun of all the cliches in a underdog story for being over the top
August 10, 2016
A fun and hilarious pre-modern comedy. Stiller proves his way of hype humor while Vaughn proves his way of classic lead-role subtlety in this slapstick and competitively engaging film. Dodgeball was certainly a fun game during my youth, and it feels quite profound to see it portrayed as if it were an actual sport (the making of this film must've been a blast). While the jokes are technically nothing too special or new, you still get a good laugh with just about every moment with the overall theme saving the film itself. Grab life by the ball.
½ August 10, 2016
This is one of those movies you can watch pretty much anytime it comes on TV and still have it be enjoyable. Cliche plot of underdogs trying to do the impossible, but regardless the film is funny and provides surprisingly witty commentary on our society.
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½ July 20, 2016
Funny film, Ben Stiller plays his part really well if he wasn't in it it would of been quite a drag as the rest of the cast were pretty bland and unfunny.
July 15, 2016
stupidly funny in alot of places
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