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Blades of Glory
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 fight at the World Championships, star figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder) are barred from ever competing in the sport again. Upon discovering a loophole that will allow them to perform together in the pairs figure skating category, the two athletes determine to put their differences aside in order to pursue their gold… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"After Ferrell's manchild partners with a fey figure-skating rival (Heder), it's strictly uninspired buddy-comedy bickering."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Thin, monotonous"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Blades of Glory doesn't get the gold, in fact, I think they just miss out on the bronze."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"...humorous fluff at best but formulaic and predictable."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Personable enough, though genuine belly laughs are in short supply."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Tom Charity,
"No guts and no glory, and not much in the way of comedy, either."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Great fun!"
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Sketch comedy stretched to its maximum length, and while it's good fun, like that big dumb goof in every high school class, it comes oh-so-close to wearing out its welcome."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Blissfully silly, triumphantly tasteless and improbably hilarious."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"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."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review
"I can't imagine what circumstances would lead me to watch the film, in its entirety, a second time. But I'm glad I saw it once."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A no harm-no foul feelgood flick where everybody gets an 11th hour dispensation since Jimmy was really straight all along."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
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