Ready to Rumble
Ready to Rumble (2000)

Wrestling champion Jimmy King is everything die-hard wrestling fans Gordie Boggs and Sean Dawkins would love to be. A dreamer, an athlete, a true champion - with his crown, cape and scepter, he is a giant in his profession. Other wrestlers… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 7, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Andrew O'Hehir

A work of deviant genius, a hilarious hog wallow in juvenile mindlessness with a gentle spirit of self-mockery and a heart of gold.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Toilet-humor farce proud of its own crudeness.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

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

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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.

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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Moronic and insulting.

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Tom Keogh

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

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
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
danny d
wierd and stupid but has some funny lines
Yinalí Ríos
Entertaining at home.
Todd Smith
As World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was going bankrupt, they needed to come up with other ways of earning money, and decided to jump into the film business.… More
Curt C
Was somewhat entertaining if you were also watching WCW in 2000. Well, it's not 2000, and WCW is dead.