The Chaperone
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Pro wrestler Paul "Triple H" Levesque stars in this action crime comedy as Ray, a former bank robber who's attempting to start a new life when his criminal past returns with a vengeance. Life on the outside can be tough for an ex-con, so when opportunities prove to be few and far between, Ray's old crew tries to entice him to come back into the fold for one last heist. Ray considers rejoining, but ultimately decides against it -- signing up to chaperone his daughter's class' trip to the natural history museum instead. Unfortunately, when Ray's crew doesn't… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lightweight comedy aimed, presumably, at tweeners and fans of World Wrestling Entertainment"
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"This lame WWE produced family comedy isn't likely to turn wrestling star Paul "Triple H" Levesque into a household name."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Wrestler's family comedy is forgettable but OK for tweens."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"If WWE is going to continue to insist on placing its stars in ill-fitting projects like this, the least it could do is spring for some livelier material."
‑ Josh Bell,
"This hulk-with-a-heart-of-gold fable embraces banalities with a vigor matched only by its lack of imagination."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
""The Chaperone" is dreadful enough to make you wish Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was still making family movies."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Like last year's "Legendary" and "Knucklehead," which didn't exactly slam moviegoers to the mat with their entertainment chops, this haphazardly clichÚd comedy-drama about redemption similarly suffers."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"It's good, clean entertainment and if you have children and are looking for a night out with them, where they won't be rolling their eyes, they'll have a good time and you might even enjoy yourself, somewhat, as well."
‑ Neil Rosen, NY1-TV
"A mall-direct mash-up that will bring the entire family together-for about an hour and a half."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Levesque, aka The Cerebral Assassin, keeps the combo solemn and silly plot points rolling nicely along, and displays a surprisingly tender side that meshes smoothly with his more ferocious tendencies."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Presumably there's an audience out there for old-fashioned, poorly written, unevenly thesped, family-friendly tales of redemption starring beefy wrestlers and a bunch of kids, but it's difficult to imagine who."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The Chaperone is being marketed as a comedy, though no one seems to have told anyone involved."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"The surprise is that WWE's Triple H, Paul Levesque, is a nimble, appealing and large presence in the leading role..."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"It's a blatant exploitation film (what Variety calls "an actioner"), yet its obviousness, keyed to Levesque's squared-circle appeal, is humorous."
‑ Armond White, New York Press
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