Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. 38
    Stiller, a DodgeBall producer, is revealing an unfortunate craving for the cheese of his childhood.
  2. 38
    Ben Stiller's overbearing schtick officially reaches its expiration date with the desperate and puerile Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Anyone with a sizable role in Dodgeball gets mired in the script's dissipated tone. Two of the climactic jokes involve "Happy Days" references. How tenuous is that?
  4. Stiller strives to be a wild and wacky villain, Vaughn endeavors to be a likable and average hero, and both fall flat on their faces, like everything else in this unspeakably stupid comedy.
  5. Mean-spirited vulgarity and homosexual panic.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 154 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 95
  2. Negative: 15 out of 95
  1. Apr 10, 2011
    This movie is stupid but in a good way that will keep you glued to the screen.
  2. Aug 14, 2013
    Dodgeball A True Underdog Story is an enjoyable and funny movie even if the two mains Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn are the worst, correction weakest, members of the cast. However Justin Long and Alan Tudyk 2 of the supporting cast are hilarious and make the movie extremely entertaining. Full Review »
  3. Jan 11, 2014
    It has it's fair share of laughs and celebrity appearances, this heartwarming story about a battle that is actually (kind of) going on right now: Corporate vs Small business. The corporate gym wants to take over the local gym by stopping them from winning the $50,000 dollars ,needed to repay loans on the business, in a dodgeball tourney. This funny, and relatable movie will have you feeling every feeling man has ever known. Full Review »