Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

When America's number one NASCAR speed-demon is issued a direct challenge from a gay, French Formula One racer with a hunger for the top spot and a mean talent for tight-cornering, the race is on to become the number one man in all of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 4, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 12, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it occasionally stalls, Talladega Nights' mix of satire, clever gags, and excellent ensemble performances put it squarely in the winner's circle.

Steven Snyder
TIME Magazine

A comedy with horsepower to spare.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

When the crazy comes, it's pretty good crazy.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

It's also a typical Ferrell vehicle, meaning it has his usual flat delivery and inside jokes. This particular style of comedy is odd, it's slow, it's kind of dumb and people seem to love it.

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Time Out

Broad but not crude, dumb but not witless, clever but still snot-spittingly funny. Stupidly brilliant, in other words.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Essentially a string of gags loosely looped together, a set of absurd situations for the actors to clown their way through, Talladega Nights is an affable entertainment, both a celebration and a satire of lowbrow pleasures.

Joshua Starnes

You pretty much have to like Will Ferrell to like Talladega Nights, it's his film through and through. But if you do, you're in for a ride.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

One of the stupidest and one of the funniest movies in Will Ferrell's career.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Talladega Nights may be brash, unbridled, even unhinged, but its cornpone humor is rich in parody, and its craftsmanship is superb.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Often a one-note joke that goes on way too long...

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
A film with just as much obnoxious hysteria than the main character. Will Ferrell provides a flavorful laughter that sticks to you no matter the amount of… More
Directors Cat
It isn't consistent with its laughs like McKay's other movies; Anchorman and Step Brothers but it's a pretty good comedy flick with great… More
Phil Hubbs
Ferrell films can vary from one end of the scale to the other, he can be funny and ingenious or a complete annoying twat, unfortunately many of his films do… More
Eric Alvarez
Gonna be honest (always am), I did not like this film upon first viewing. Maybe I had too high of an expectation, but I felt let down. The film wasn't… More
Lucas Martins
Terrible funny!
Alex roy
Of all the films that Will Ferrell has made, Talladega Night is one of my personal favorites. I thought the film was very funny, and was a lot of fun. The film… More