King's Ransom Reviews

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June 19, 2009
This slapdash comedy barely coughs up more than a couple of funny scenes as the story moves in predictable fits and starts before sputtering out of fuel half way through.
August 7, 2008
The wordplay of the title here is the only slightly clever element of this extremely lame comedy.
January 5, 2007
The script, by TV writer Wayne Conley, shares some elements with the old Danny DeVito comedy Ruthless People, but humor isn't one of them.
October 30, 2006
October 17, 2005
Anthony Anderson shows he can star in a movie without a kangaroo in this kidnapping plan gone crazy.
September 26, 2005
King's Ransom lumbers forth clumsily, choreographing its slapstick pratfalls with all the class and taste of a Courtney Love relapse.
August 1, 2005
The thing looks like it was written in a week, directed in two, and forgotten about by all involved in less than three.
July 25, 2005
King's Ransom deserves to be bashed, burned, and have its ashes scattered over Hollywood
July 23, 2005
It is, quite plainly, like watching a movie that's trying to go out of its way to be horrible.
July 5, 2005
May 21, 2005
I couldn't pay anyone to see this movie. Literally.
May 6, 2005
(Anthony) Anderson is funny, usually. Just not here.
May 4, 2005
Basically an improv scene sprawling to feature length.
May 1, 2005
A mirthless comedy about venal people doing stupid things.
April 30, 2005
Byrd's romp through the most contemptible stereotypes of women, gays, and ethnic minorities makes his film unfit for just about anyone, never mind royalty.
April 30, 2005
Mean-spirited, unpleasant comedy about characters who are both nasty and stupid and who deserve every bad thing that happens to them. In fact, they deserve more.
April 29, 2005
All these plots converge in a decidedly unfunny cacophony.
April 29, 2005
Needless to say, as a cringe-worthy and excruciatingly awful comedy, you shouldn't pay a dime of King's Ransom.
April 29, 2005
'Screenwriter' Wayne Conley's idea of side-splitting dialogue is to have characters repeatedly tell King to "kiss their black ass." Or announce that they just "pooted."
April 28, 2005
Marital bickering, a mistaken-identity sex romp and booty shots galore follow, but few laughs.
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