Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 18 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    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.
  2. It just makes you want to flip on the tube to see the real (fake) thing.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    An extremely loud and simpleminded cross between TV's "WWF Smackdown!" and "Dumb and Dumber."
  4. Reviewed by: Allan Johnson
    Will come off as insipid, unfunny and too serious at times for its own good.
  5. See it only if potty-training is still the most vivid life experience in your book of memories.
  6. Numbskull cinema scrapes new depths.
  7. 25
    Here's ringside entertainment for those who think TV wrestling is too intellectual and restrained.
  8. 25
    The less said the better.
  9. Stephen Brill's flat-footed script begins as an idiot comedy with the gross-out gags of a Farrelly brothers film.
  10. Reviewed by: Dave Shulman
    Even though Ready To Rumble isn't funny or good in any way, there's plenty of softcore gay porn (wrestling), loud music and women with large breasts.
  11. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Rates a notch below the KISS-centric "Detroit Rock City" and a couple above Jerry Springer's "Ringmaster" -- in other words, closer to stupid-fun than stupid-toxic.
  12. 20
    This gross-out action comedy gets good mileage from its high-energy music and World Championship Wrestling characters, and leads David Arquette and Scott Caan are expertly pathetic.
  13. 10
    Let's be real clear about this: You've got to be suffering from some major trash-culture brain damage to enjoy a movie like Ready to Rumble.
  14. Reviewed by: Emily Bobrow
    Rumble's aim is low and dirty.
  15. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    I would rather have been scraping gum off my shoe than sitting there another minute.
  16. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    A movie made for wrestling fans that makes fun of wrestling fans? That cuts a little too close to the vicarious masochism at the heart of pro wrestling's core constituency. Also, it's not funny.
  17. Reviewed by: A. O. Scott
    Not a satire of the idiocy of professional wrestling, but a long, self-satisfied wallow in it.
  18. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    I just wanted to rail against the casual homophobia, the senseless violence and the sociopathic cruelty that Ready to Rumble treats as good clean fun.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    Not sure why this is getting such bad ratings. I love this movie. Its a ton of fun with alot of great comedy. Its essentially a popcorn flick so trying to get something serious out of it is pointless (its wrestling after all). Full Review »