Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"... a hilariously worthy successor to the great goofball comedies of the late Seventies and early Eighties, movies like Caddyshack and Meatballs."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"In the end it just felt like we were being told one long joke but were never given the punchline."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Trash comedies such as this are usually more painful than funny, but writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber pulls enough hilarious gags and cameos out of his gym bag to qualify his first feature as the summerâ(TM)s first guilty pleasure."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"White Goodman is one of Stiller's craziest creations, a hilariously dim-witted and mean-spirited jock that doesn't realize how pathetic he really is."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"Direct hit!"
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Just watching grown-ups get bombarded by rubber balls, you know? Makes me feel 12 again."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"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."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"Stiller gives one of his broadest and best performances to date, and the jokes ping around the screen as fast as the balls on the court."
‑ James Mottram, Film4
"The biggest laughs come from a cameo, which is never a good sign."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The most satisfying comedy of the past year -- at least among the ones starring Stiller."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Stiller is in fine form and just watching his exaggerated, paranoid egocentric White is amusing in itself."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The film wants only to pit its common-man heroes against a bunch of colorful, laughable adversaries, and achieves this goal admirably."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Can somebody please stop Ben Stiller?"
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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