Blades of Glory
Blades of Glory (2007)

Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline this high-concept comedy concerning two male figure-skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport. Their medals stripped after getting into a highly publicized… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 28, 2007
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thanks to the spirited performances of a talented cast - particularly Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as rivals-turned-teammates -- Blades of Glory successfully spoofs inspirational sports dramas with inspired abandon.

David Fear
Time Out New York

After Ferrell's manchild partners with a fey figure-skating rival (Heder), it's strictly uninspired buddy-comedy bickering.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Blades Of Glory does what a good Ferrell vehicle is supposed to do -- it strings enough good bits together to keep the tissue-paper story from tearing, and it comes in at 90 minutes. And that's as close to sticking the landing as it's going to get.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Thin, monotonous

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Personable enough, though genuine belly laughs are in short supply.

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Tom Charity
CNN.com

Ferrell isn't breaking new ground, but one day -- when he's branching out to play psycho killers and getting in touch with his inner Thespian -- we'll look back on his clowning period and wonder why he would want to do anything else.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

No guts and no glory, and not much in the way of comedy, either.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

If they gave Oscars for Best Performance by a Comedic Actor playing an endearingly clueless oaf in a sports comedy... Will Ferrell would be up for the Lifetime Achievement Award by now.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Blissfully silly, triumphantly tasteless and improbably hilarious.

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Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

This really shouldn't have taken five writers and two directors, especially considering the splendor costume designer Julie Weiss achieves all by herself. But it's not bad for such a thoroughly unitarded concept.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Truly funny, but a bit overwrought.
Eric Alvarez
Will Ferrell hasn't lost a step and is still great as always. In a bit of a different quirky role, Ferrell adds to the film tremendously, more than I can… More
Melvin White
Chazz: Troubled childhood? If you consider a 9 year old kid with a 35 year old girlfriend troubled.  "Kick Some Ice" Blades of Glory has been a… More
Jim Careter
Blades of Glory is Ricky Bobby + Napoleon Dynamite. Two pro skaters named Chazz Micheals and Jimmy MacElroy (Will Ferell, Jon Heder) hate each other and when… More
Directors Cat
Talladega Nights is so much better. This movie has such a great cast but the film makes (almost) no attempt at making the characters likable, it has no specific… More
Bethany Murphy
A funny way to potray ice skating. I liked it! A must see!

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