Ready to Rumble
Ready to Rumble (2000)

A pair of sewage-truck drivers attempt to rescue the tarnished reputation of their favorite pro wrestler in this comedy from Varsity Blues director Brian Robbins. Gordie Boggs (David Arquette) and Sean Dawkins (Scott Caan) live vicariously… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
23%
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User Score
52%



Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Humor at its lowest that isn't funny for kids and is insulting to adults.

Loren King
Boston Globe

Likable performances from its young cast and a better-than-average script add spark to this formulaic fairy tale and make the wrestling mania watchable.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Ready to Rumble manages to insult not only pro wrestlers but also their fans.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

PG-13 movie has a lot of R-type material.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Moronic and insulting.

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Tom Keogh
Film.com

Comic virtues linger in the memory a little longer than the farcical brutality of this pandering noisefest. Not that that's a significant victory.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A movie made by yahoos for yahoos...the cinematic equivalent of a body-slam in which the viewer is on the receiving end.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Toilet-humor farce proud of its own crudeness.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

Ready to Rumble is not much fun at all.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Features a shameless cross-promotion we had better get used to in this era of media conglomerates. The script could be mistaken for the portfolio of the Time-Warner empire.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Bobby Hobbs
Being a wrestling fan it's hard not to like this movie. It has some of the dumbest dialogue that I have ever heard or seen in a movie - yet it's funny… More
Yinalí Ríos
Entertaining at home.
danny d
wierd and stupid but has some funny lines
Curt C
Was somewhat entertaining if you were also watching WCW in 2000. Well, it's not 2000, and WCW is dead.
Joseph Eastmond
Oh, I still know who consider ready to Rumble to be a big time flop, but i still recognize it as an underground, cult classic. it isn't always funny, but… More
Jason Reneau
This is a glimpse back when Pro Wrestling was actually good, sadly right around this time the greatness that was WCW was on it's last leg. Seeing Goldberg,… More