Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Reviews

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June 6, 2019
Has no idea when a joke has gone on too long.
April 5, 2019
Talladega Nights holds up well, thanks to a clearly improv-first on-set culture.
December 16, 2017
In the 2000s, Will Ferrell had an enviable run of hit comedies. To my mind, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is the funniest of the batch.
August 23, 2017
It's also a typical Ferrell vehicle, meaning it has his usual flat delivery and inside jokes. This particular style of comedy is odd, it's slow, it's kind of dumb and people seem to love it.
March 21, 2011
You pretty much have to like Will Ferrell to like Talladega Nights, it's his film through and through. But if you do, you're in for a ride.
April 29, 2009
Often a one-note joke that goes on way too long...
April 23, 2009
Talladega starts out slow, picks up speed in the middle, and nearly crashes and burns in the end.
April 21, 2009
The movie takes a piecemeal approach that allows for several guffaw-inducing comic bits, but doesn't hold together enough for a sustained comic experience.
November 20, 2008
August 7, 2008
The script by Ferrell and director Adam McKay, a parody of sports biopics, takes the same freewheeling approach that served them well on Anchorman, but with a more mean-spirited edge.
July 31, 2008
A comedy with horsepower to spare.
July 31, 2008
Showcases Will Ferrell's comedy genius to perfection.
July 25, 2008
Playing to his strengths, star and co-writer Will Ferrell reaps many good comic moments early on in Adam Mckay's feature to compensate for a sluggish second half.
April 9, 2008
i concur with everything bobby has to say about highlander
August 25, 2007
Will Ferrell and director/writing collaborator Adam McKay have carved out a comfortable comic niche in taking confidently clueless oafs and pulling the rug out from under the core of resolutely prototypical alpha male existence.
July 14, 2007
Check your brain at the box-office to enjoy this brand of politically-incorrect hilarity poking fun mostly at gays, women and the French, all aimed at a redneck crowd with an average I.Q. of about 75.
July 14, 2007
In Talladega, Mr. Ferrell finds his best role to date.
April 1, 2007
Riddled with blatant product placement. Blades of Glory is better. Ferrell can't save this one. Sacha adds little.
March 3, 2007
The disappointment of this movie is not that we don't see enough of Will Ferrell. It's disappointing because what we do see, we've seen before, and better.
March 1, 2007
It's not that ethnic and cultural stereotyping can't be funny -- Lord knows the laugh industry would be nothing without them -- it's just that movies like this one keep punching the same buttons over and over again.
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