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King's Ransom Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 26, 2005
Doesn't pay off.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 21, 2005
I looked at the ceiling, not casting my eyes heavenward for assistance but trying to find something more interesting to look at than what was on the screen. The ceiling won.
Read More | Original Score: F
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 17, 2005
Anthony Anderson shows he can star in a movie without a kangaroo in this kidnapping plan gone crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 22, 2005
Less amusing than being bound, gagged, and tortured.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
April 22, 2005
Watching Anderson try to be funny is like getting a tooth pulled, or sitting through a Tim Burton DVD audio commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
April 29, 2005
Needless to say, as a cringe-worthy and excruciatingly awful comedy, you shouldn't pay a dime of King's Ransom.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 23, 2005
Byrd haphazardly assembles a bunch of overly exaggerated caricatures and parades them around in a dissolving farce that has all the wayward charm of a botched lobotomy
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2005
It is, quite plainly, like watching a movie that's trying to go out of its way to be horrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
April 22, 2005
Apparently New Line has less discretion that Kid Rock with a 10-beer buzz at a monster truck rally.
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 21, 2005
King's Ransom must have been funny for somebody, but I think the rest of us will be underwhelmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 22, 2005
If Hell does exist, I'm sure the only movie theatre in town will be playing nothing but Anthony Anderson movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 25, 2005
The desperately unfunny kidnapping farce King's Ransom is the cinematic equivalent of trampled chewing gum on a subway platform.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 26, 2005
None of this is remotely funny, despite screenwriter Wayne Conley's resorting to virtually every known stereotype about African-Americans and more crass references to menstruation and prison sex than have ever appeared in a movie rated PG-13.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 26, 2005
Merely a collection of antics clothespinned to a plot.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
April 26, 2005
With the humor in this lazy farce about as subtle as a shotgun blast to the face, it's possible to see the whole movie as an accident, the cumulative result of haphazard negligence.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 6, 2005
(Anthony) Anderson is funny, usually. Just not here.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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