Ready to Rumble
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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 through superstar grappler Jimmy King (Oliver Platt). But when King's manager (Joe Pantoliano), in a fit of ego, arranges to have his client dethroned to make way for the next hot property, the guys hatch a plan to force a rematch. The only problem is, their no-good hero has sunk into a black hole of self-pity and liquor. Enlisting the help of old-time… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Loren King, Boston Globe
"Ready to Rumble manages to insult not only pro wrestlers but also their fans."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"PG-13 movie has a lot of R-type material."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Fans of ***- and feces-based humor will be rolling in the sticky, sticky aisles. Others may be only slightly amused."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"There's not much here for those with ages (or probably IQs) in the double digits."
‑ Dave Kehr, Citysearch
"Moronic and insulting."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Comic virtues linger in the memory a little longer than the farcical brutality of this pandering noisefest. Not that that's a significant victory."
‑ Tom Keogh,
"A movie made by yahoos for yahoos...the cinematic equivalent of a body-slam in which the viewer is on the receiving end."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"It's less about being good and more about existing to suck dollars out of wallets."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"The film has no real intent whatsoever other than to spew juvenile sight gags and jokes derived in the 4th grade boy's bathroom."
‑ Mac Verstandig,
"Toilet-humor farce proud of its own crudeness."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Ready to Rumble is not much fun at all."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"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."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Rassling enthusiasts will soon see this exploitation for what it is: a cheap rip-off."
‑ George Meyer, Orlando Weekly
"Not even a centuries-long, post-1985 Chevy Chase retrospective could compare to the agony that is Ready to Rumble."
‑ Tor Thorsen,
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