User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 44
  2. Negative: 12 out of 44
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  1. PaulB.
    Apr 9, 2003
    2
    A couple of laughs in it but not enough for it to be a good movie.!!!!!!!!.
  2. KentM.
    Oct 4, 2002
    3
    This movie earns nothing more than the score you see at the top of your screen. Everybody knows that a film can't rely on one or two line zingers every few minutes (which, to be fair, some are funny even if wholly contrived sounding). Stewart's and Keener's characters are so unbelievably unbelievebale that it's really rather...unbelievable. What in THEE hell was DeVito This movie earns nothing more than the score you see at the top of your screen. Everybody knows that a film can't rely on one or two line zingers every few minutes (which, to be fair, some are funny even if wholly contrived sounding). Stewart's and Keener's characters are so unbelievably unbelievebale that it's really rather...unbelievable. What in THEE hell was DeVito thinking? Expand
  3. MarcB.
    Mar 30, 2002
    0
    Help, guess the actors have poor investments and need some money, so why not make something. Could have been great. Oh well, they are just cranking them out and this is just another one.
  4. MikeM
    Apr 27, 2007
    1
    If anything was good about this movie, it was the drunken boxer, and the sex scene that we don't see right before the boxer dies.
  5. GilbertMulroneycakesMeetsFrankenstein
    Dec 2, 2002
    0
    It should have been great. Should have been. Damn!
  6. MichaelR.
    Sep 22, 2002
    2
    This film is so unfunny and a terrible satire. Anything that could have made a good joke (such as the bizarre ice show in which I highly doubt any child would enjoy) is ignored. Robin Williams, Edward Norton, and Catherine Keener have definitely seen better movies and can only bring out one-note performance (most likely due to the horrid script). This competes with such stinkers as This film is so unfunny and a terrible satire. Anything that could have made a good joke (such as the bizarre ice show in which I highly doubt any child would enjoy) is ignored. Robin Williams, Edward Norton, and Catherine Keener have definitely seen better movies and can only bring out one-note performance (most likely due to the horrid script). This competes with such stinkers as Slackers, Rollerball, and Resident Evil as the worst film of 2002. Expand
  7. PatC.
    Jan 13, 2004
    2
    More proof of what's already common knowledge. No matter how clever a film's premise can be, a way will be found by those distrustful of their own instincts to trivialize the film's conclusion into oblivion. I score it worse than it is, as it's way worse than it had to be.
  8. PeterJ.
    Mar 31, 2002
    2
    Awful.
  9. YoonMinC.
    Apr 19, 2004
    1
    It's always good to see norton and devito. however, this is even more obnoxious and retarded than the obnoxious and retarded things it's parodying.
Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. 40
    This black-comic assault on family entertainment is going to set a lot of teeth on edge -- If only his (De Vito's) material were better this time.
  2. Starts out as such a deliciously savage satire of TV kiddie shows that it's a shame it swerves out of control and over the top, sliding into tedium before pulling together for a clever, if protracted, finish.
  3. Williams, going full throttle as the desperate deposed kiddie icon Rainbow Ralph, is, well, simply exhausting.