Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story
Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004)

Writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber makes his feature film debut with the sports comedy Underdogs. When a group of friends learn that their beloved gym is getting absorbed by a major corporation, they join together to form a rag-tag… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Critic Score
70%
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User Score
76%



Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Proudly profane and splendidly silly, Dodgeball is a worthy spiritual successor to the goofball comedies of the 1980s.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This masterpiece of modern cinema depends upon a single truism: A guy getting hit in the nuts a hundred times in a row is funny a hundred times.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a hilariously worthy successor to the great goofball comedies of the late Seventies and early Eighties, movies like Caddyshack and Meatballs.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

In the end it just felt like we were being told one long joke but were never given the punchline.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Direct hit!

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David Edelstein
Slate

Just watching grown-ups get bombarded by rubber balls, you know? Makes me feel 12 again.

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

The jokes fly as wildly as the titular sports gear, landing solidly more often than you'd expect thanks to a fast-paced script and a cast of good-natured misfits led by Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

The most satisfying comedy of the past year -- at least among the ones starring Stiller.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

The movie doesn't just pussyfoot around conventionality -- it hits it square in the stomach and then leaps around shamelessly in a smug victory dance.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Stiller is in fine form and just watching his exaggerated, paranoid egocentric White is amusing in itself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I laughed in spite of the fact I usually hate Ben Stiller. But a fun movie that was funny enough for me during my beach week.
Eric Shankle
Surprisingly well written for a film with such a dumb concept. White Goodman is hilarious and the rest of the characters are funny as well. The story may seem… More
Phil Hubbs
Probably one of the most underrated 'sports' or fun games you can play which I haven't done since I was in school. I have no idea if there are… More
Melvin White
White Goodman: At Globo Gym we understand that "ugliness" and "fatness" are genetic disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and… More
Eugene Bernabe
Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller are a comedy dream-team in this spastic-athletic comedy. Dodgeball's combined humor, silliness and crudeness makes for an… More
Albert Kim
I don't remember much about it but I remember thinking A) It's trying way too hard to be funny B) Too much slapstick humor C) Most of the time, it… More

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