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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Numbskull cinema scrapes new depths. show more

  • 25
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Here's ringside entertainment for those who think TV wrestling is too intellectual and restrained. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    See it only if potty-training is still the most vivid life experience in your book of memories. show more

  • 54
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    If you're expecting an experience approximately as dumb, badly acted, and childish as a pro wrestling match, you'll be pleasantly surprised. show more

  • 63
    San Francisco Examiner

    It's a truly strange coupling of mooning romanticism and rank stupidity that fairly screams, "Teenage America, we love your money!" show more

  • 63
    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. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The plot is easily summarized: "Dumb and Dumber Meet Dumbbell." show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Has its moments of interest, including two excruciating vocals by Arquette and Caan -- and a George Clinton score that contains a theme eerily similar to that of "American Beauty." show more

  • 38
    Charlotte Observer

    Heavy on cheap, dirty humor (Gordie and Sean clean septic tanks for a living, a fact that is milked frequently for laughs), but it's never substantial enough to truly offend or delight. show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    Will come off as insipid, unfunny and too serious at times for its own good. show more

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