Ringmaster (1998)

After the success of shock-jock Howard Stern's Private Parts, shock-TV host Jerry Springer made his own foray into celluloid. Fictionalizing only the name of his television show (what is normally called the The Jerry Springer Show, is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 25, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A crude, idiotic mess of a film.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

those hoping for inside dirt will instead be rewarded with a fictitious, shoddy piece of claptrap that has nothing to say about Springer...

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Scott Weinberg

Quite possibly the worst theatrical release that I've ever seen.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

If only Jaime Pressly got naked...

Michael Dequina

Stay home and watch the genuine article instead.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

I think you have to applaud the absurdity of the concept, even if the execution ain't always all that.

Dustin Putman

Didn't seem to add up to much when it was all over.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Never in my life have I witnessed such waste of celluloid. Ringmaster is one of the worst comedies ever made. This is the Passchendaele of comedy films. An… More
Jason Owens
"Ringmaster" pretty much shows what it's like to be a guest on a talk show. The show in this movie is about stepfathers who have been sleeping… More
The Shrewlord
Centering around an episode of The Jerry Springer Show and the build-up to it, this is an entertaining comedy with a good cast. Jamie Pressly stands out.