Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Often a one-note joke that goes on way too long...
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Talladega starts out slow, picks up speed in the middle, and nearly crashes and burns in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Steven Snyder
TIME Magazine
July 31, 2008
A comedy with horsepower to spare.
July 31, 2008
Showcases Will Ferrell's comedy genius to perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Grierson
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
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
In Talladega, Mr. Ferrell finds his best role to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
April 1, 2007
Riddled with blatant product placement. Blades of Glory is better. Ferrell can't save this one. Sacha adds little.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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.
| Original Score: C
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
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.
Kevin A. Ranson
December 30, 2006
The white-trash, child-neglect, feel-good NASCAR comedy of the year (the one without the talking cars).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 22, 2006
Ferrell e seus parceiros se mostram sempre dispostos a estender uma cena até que ela eventualmente se torne engraçada %u2013 e, por incrível que pareça, esta tática funciona com freqüência.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
A film that will keep you laughing from beginning to end (including the credits), "Talladega Nights" is the most fun you can have this summer at 200 miles per hour!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 31, 2006
Silly, but entertaining comedy about a dim-witted race car driver and his dysfunctional family and friends.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 1, 2006
...It's hard not to be amused by the scene-stealing supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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