King's Ransom
King's Ransom (2005)

A multi-millionaire plans a scam that goes wrong in a great many ways in this comedy. Malcolm King (Anthony Anderson) is a wildly successful businessman who has gotten used to having things his own way. When King decides to divorce his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Consensus: Filled with crass dialogue, unlikable characters, and overdone slapstick gags, King's Ransom is an utterly inept would-be comedy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The script, by TV writer Wayne Conley, shares some elements with the old Danny DeVito comedy Ruthless People, but humor isn't one of them.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Marital bickering, a mistaken-identity sex romp and booty shots galore follow, but few laughs.

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Cole Smithey

This slapdash comedy barely coughs up more than a couple of funny scenes as the story moves in predictable fits and starts before sputtering out of fuel half way through.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

King's Ransom lumbers forth clumsily, choreographing its slapstick pratfalls with all the class and taste of a Courtney Love relapse.

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

King's Ransom is a wit-deficient barrage of obnoxious characters and second-hand punchlines.

Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

The wordplay of the title here is the only slightly clever element of this extremely lame comedy.

Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

Basically an improv scene sprawling to feature length.

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Peter L'Official
Village Voice

Little in this film suggests 'director' Jeff Byrd and writer Wayne Conley possess any facility -- or familiarity -- with irony or any other comedic device.

Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

Anthony Anderson shows he can star in a movie without a kangaroo in this kidnapping plan gone crazy.

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