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.
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.
April 29, 2009
Often a one-note joke that goes on way too long...
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.
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.
September 23, 2006
Some of the jokes here are funny. Most are not, while the characters are simply too silly to make us give two hoots about them. Worse, the movie collapses under the weight of a ton of syrup in the second half.
September 23, 2006
An inane parody of a triumphalist celebration of all-American sporting heroism.
September 23, 2006
On the Ferrellometer, Talladega Nights sits just above Kicking & Screaming, when it should be redlining it up there with Anchorman.
September 23, 2006
There are laughs to be had within Talladega Nights but they're certainly not worth the money a trip to the cinema will surely cost.
August 31, 2006
The film plays like an episode of Saturday Night Live, with the same character tying together various sketches poking fun at Southerners, psychosomatic diseases, NASCAR fans, people who pray, product placement, the French, and sports movies.
August 30, 2006
A fairly funny vehicle that runs out of gas well before the checkered flag.
August 14, 2006
Ferrell turns the sophistication way down to a sub-Adam Sandler level to make a dumb is as dumb does satire of the NASCAR circuit. Well, it's an attempt at satire, anyway.
August 14, 2006
. . . it does have a few inspired comedic moments, but to get to those gems, you have to sit through an awful lot of flat, failed comedy set-ups.
August 11, 2006
Well, if you liked Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, you'll probably love Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. I did not like Anchorman.
August 11, 2006
What this film does well -- and/or perversely, which means about the same thing in this context -- is to target everyone.
August 10, 2006
There's the lovable, semi-literate stupidity of Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman' ... and then there's just plain stupid.
August 10, 2006
The whole of the movie is rough edged cruel. Main characters, including Ricky, are ignoble back stabbers.
August 9, 2006
Product Prostitution. Disgraceful with an Applebee's commercial smack in the middle. Ferrell has product names written on his forehead. And, it's a bore.
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