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Ready to Rumble Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
PG-13 movie has a lot of R-type material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 6, 2005
A movie made by yahoos for yahoos...the cinematic equivalent of a body-slam in which the viewer is on the receiving end.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 10, 2003
Features a shameless cross-promotion we had better get used to in this era of media conglomerates. The script could be mistaken for the portfolio of the Time-Warner empire.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
May 27, 2003
Fans of ***- and feces-based humor will be rolling in the sticky, sticky aisles. Others may be only slightly amused.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 24, 2001
It's less about being good and more about existing to suck dollars out of wallets.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Ready to Rumble is not much fun at all.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
A work of deviant genius, a hilarious hog wallow in juvenile mindlessness with a gentle spirit of self-mockery and a heart of gold.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Platt is a good comic actor and I have liked him in a lot of movies, but here he is not well-used.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Comic virtues linger in the memory a little longer than the farcical brutality of this pandering noisefest. Not that that's a significant victory.
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Arquette and Caan, however, aren't given much to work with.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
We feel dirty, but we liked it.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Moronic and insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Incessent and very raw potty humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Ready to Rumble works because of its tone.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Spectacularly inane and poorly made film.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A pile driver to the brain.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A moronic, low-brow comedy that's only marginally better than its even more moronic trailer and TV ads.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Toilet-humor farce proud of its own crudeness.
| Original Score: 2/4
David Luty
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Idiot comedy 101.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Isn't worth the price of admission, even for wrestling fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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