Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story Reviews

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June 18, 2004
Stiller doesn't know when to stop; his thoroughly repellent character, whose relationship with pizza makes American Pie's pastry lover seem wholesome, verges on the unwatchable.
June 18, 2004
Eventually falls prey to its own stupidity (including far too many homophobic jokes), and to a surprisingly lacklustre performance by Vince Vaughn.
June 18, 2004
Yes, the movie's watchable, and there are about six good laughs in it, but six good (not great) laughs in 90 minutes is pretty paltry for a comedy.
June 18, 2004
Too many of [Thurber's] gags rely on easy grunge humor or stunt casting, or simply misfire.
June 18, 2004
Reeks of desperation from the start, resorting way too often to the Funniest Home Videos-style spectacle of people getting hit in the crotch with red rubber balls.
June 18, 2004
This lame sports comedy is deflated by clichés, from a save-the-farm plot to sadism disguised as slapstick.
June 18, 2004
Rude, crude and not quite as funny as it would like to be.
June 18, 2004
There really isn't enough there to cover for the clichés, making Dodgeball intermittently funny at best, an overlong comedy sketch at worst.
June 18, 2004
Despite his inexperience, Thurber apparently knows just how to make the perfect stupid summer movie.
June 18, 2004
In no way a great movie, or even a particularly good one... [but enough laughs] to earn it a place on the cult-fave shelf next to Office Space and Old School.
June 18, 2004
Half of Dodgeball is very funny. The other half has Ben Stiller in it.
June 18, 2004
Thurber seems oblivious to the hypocrisy of mocking our image-conscious society while simultaneously making fun of the film's oddball loser characters.
June 18, 2004
Feels far too smug about its underachievement to be a persuasive nerd movie: This is more a film by Hollywood frat boys slumming for some quick summer money.
June 18, 2004
This is no Zoolander, folks.
June 17, 2004
From the same generic mind-set that could just as easily have given us Major League: Concession Stand comes what seems like the 11th Ben Stiller comedy this year.
June 17, 2004
It's not the end of American cinema, but it may signal either the end of Ben Stiller's ambitions or the launch of a vendetta against his fans.
June 17, 2004
This piece of juvenilia all too willingly embraces the team motto of the movie's heroes: Aim low.
June 17, 2004
The main plot is predictable all the way, but the incidentals are clever.
June 17, 2004
Stiller strives to be a wild and wacky villain, Vaughn endeavors to be a likable and average hero, and both fall flat on their faces, like everything else in this unspeakably stupid comedy.
June 17, 2004
Vaughn is stuck playing the straight man to a collection of stooges, and he looks utterly bored doing it.
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