Metascore
11

Overwhelming dislike - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 13 out of 13
  1. Generic hip-hop soundtrack? Check. Aerial stock footage of milieu? Check. Hardy-har homophobia and misogyny? Check. Emasculated sub-Gump white dude played by Jay Mohr? Double check.
  2. 30
    Devotes its first two acts to establishing the comic monstrousness of all its characters.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    30
    An innocuous abduction of viewers' time, if nothing else, King's Ransom is an appealingly cast but terminally bland farce.
  4. Piles cliched character upon cliched character, and then doesn't give any of them very much to do.
  5. A desperately strained comedy.
  6. 20
    Crass, trashy and none-too-funny comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter L'Official
    20
    Charlie Murphy's hilarious gay gangsta, relegated to the filmic down low, provides a modicum of depth in an otherwise supremely shallow effort.
  8. Dumber than the worst UPN sitcom.
  9. 0
    None of this is remotely funny.
  10. The comic equivalent of a lump of coal.
User Score
1.7

Overwhelming dislike- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 11 out of 17
  1. Sep 27, 2010
    7
    I liked this movie. It was really funny, and all of these stupid critics are just jealous that such a movie came along that some critics loved, but some hated, so they blended in with the crowd. Full Review »
  2. RogerS
    Sep 4, 2005
    10
    Best movie ever.