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Overall Rating

Awesome: 8.89%
Worth A Look: 4.44%
Average: 8.89%
Pretty Bad: 28.89%
Total Crap48.89%

3 reviews, 27 user ratings

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Ready to Rumble
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Even stupider would have been better."
2 stars

"Ready to Rumble" is a goofy wrestling comedy where the so-called politics of the so-called sport interfere with a so-called popular wrestler and get him canned. It takes the efforts of two porter-potty cleaners-slash-fans to cull him out of his depression and embarrassment to return to his (so-called) thrown and regain his title.

Surprisingly unfunny slapstick is restrained because it doesn't give what it offers to. For a spoofish wrestling movie that could be attacked "Naked Gun"-style, "Ready to Rumble" offers few wretling gags and even fewer funny scenes. David Arquette lacks his usual dweeby humor, Rose McGowan is ignored during the course of the movie, and Oliver Platt is badly miscast. The only cast member who really warrants and guffaws is old man Martin Landau --but strictly as a gag. "Ready to Rumble" quickly loses its appeal, and even the wrestler cameos aren't enough. Too little too late.

Final Verdict: D.

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User Comments

3/07/10 Marc Kelly Absoultely aweful on every level. 1 stars
8/28/07 johnnyfog Oliver Platt is pretty damn funny in this. Otherwise, meh. 3 stars
3/31/06 Anthony Feor Funny, but at the same time worthless 2 stars
3/26/06 C Vega worst movie EVER! no wonder WCW got sold to satan himself! 1 stars
1/02/06 cody a cool goofy movie based on wcw wreslting, but oliver platt did not fit the part of hero 3 stars
5/27/05 tony Lets just say that all wrestling sucks but this movie made it look good! But still weak 2 stars
12/09/04 Kristina Williams WWE RAW is more fun than this trash 1 stars
7/13/04 don best movie ive ever seen those who think its stupid are totally crazy 5 stars
3/24/04 Ken Stryker WCW lays dead anyways 2 stars
7/06/03 Jack Sommersby About as funny as a rubber crutch. 1 stars
6/04/03 mee funny 5 stars
12/10/01 Andrew Carden Unwatchable and Tasteless Boxing Flick. 1 stars
12/02/01 Monster W. Kung Idiotic wanna-be parody that has a couple of moments but never hits hard enough. 2 stars
10/14/00 Leon Trotsky Fuck, that wasn't worth the new release rental price. 1 stars
5/13/00 MKillroy Wrestling is fake, Movie was funny 4 stars
5/04/00 Blackbird Mindless fun similar to Dumb and Dumber. Unfortunately, same mindset goes with WCW. 2 stars
4/25/00 Captain Highcrime I'll never dare W.B. to try & make a movie that'll cost them absolutely nothing again. 2 stars
4/20/00 Vampyre9mm Too bad it had to be about WCW.... 3 stars
4/14/00 The King of the Bros Made me want to get mad cow disease. 1 stars
4/12/00 TimmyToday This was a belly-to-belly suplex awesome movie!!! 5 stars
4/12/00 Lame-Oh the only part in this movie that stood was McGowan's toots 2 stars
4/10/00 Mrtoddk Some times you need a movie that doesn't take anything seriously. This movie is it. 5 stars
4/10/00 Chartsy As homage to Half Baked "You ever see Ready To Rumble...on WEED?" 3 stars
4/10/00 JSR Burn your seven bucks before you would ever spend it on a ticket for this load of dog feces 1 stars
4/08/00 Heywood Jablowme This movie flippin sucks. showed more Rose Mcgowan's tits than WRESTLING!!! 1 stars
4/08/00 Gordie Not nearly as good as other dumb-buddy movies, but a rollicking crowd-pleaser all the same 4 stars
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  07-Apr-2000 (PG-13)



Directed by
  Brian Robbins

Written by
  Steven Brill

  David Arquette
  Scott Caan
  Oliver Platt
  Rose McGowan
  Martin Landau
  John Goodman

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