Ready to Rumble - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ready to Rumble Reviews

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Dennis Harvey
Variety
July 22, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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Emily Bobrow
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Ready to Rumble manages to insult not only pro wrestlers but also their fans.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Toilet-humor farce proud of its own crudeness.
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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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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.
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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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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Bizarre yet popular.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
The entire movie is essentially an attempt to fill silence.
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Kendall Morgan
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Unless wrestlers playing wrestlers is your cup of tea, better plan on saving the pennies for the WWF's next pay-per-view special instead.
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Loren King
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Likable performances from its young cast and a better-than-average script add spark to this formulaic fairy tale and make the wrestling mania watchable.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Moronic and insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Phoebe Flowers
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
The most amazing thing about Ready to Rumble is how bad it isn't.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Yes, film fans, there is a new worst movie of all time.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A pile driver to the brain.
| Original Score: 1/4
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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