Ready to Rumble

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Universal acclaim- based on 80 Ratings

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  • Summary: An unscrupulous promoter removes a wrestler from his line-up, and two of the biggest wrestling fans are devasted by the ousting of their favorite character.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 18 out of 26
  1. It's a truly strange coupling of mooning romanticism and rank stupidity that fairly screams, "Teenage America, we love your money!"
  2. 54
    If you're expecting an experience approximately as dumb, badly acted, and childish as a pro wrestling match, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
  3. 50
    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."
  4. See it only if potty-training is still the most vivid life experience in your book of memories.
  5. 25
    The less said the better.
  6. 20
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    0
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    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 flickNot 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). Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2015
    8
    This is yet another example of people's crazy hatred of certain Movies.This Movie was not that bad at all!As A matter of fact as far asThis is yet another example of people's crazy hatred of certain Movies.This Movie was not that bad at all!As A matter of fact as far as 'Wrestling Movies' are concerned it's nearly Gone With The Wind!The plot was fairly decent as two Wrestling Fans attempt to track down one of their Wrestling Heroes throughout the Country.The 'Bad Guy' is essentially Eric Bischoff (Former Boss of World Championship Wrestling),but played by An Actor of course.There were tons of Wrestlers in the Movie and even though they weren't in every single scene they had A key role in the Movie throughout.So,as A Wrestling Movie is concerned I don't believe you can get much better.However,what I believe why people hate on this Movie so much is when this Movie was made WCW was losing the Rating against the WWF (now WWE) and by the time the Movie was released it was irrelevant to A great majority of Wrestling fans which it was garnered specifically for.WCW did everything possible to promote the Movie as best as they could,but they were fighting A losing battle as WWF would eclipse WCW in the Ratings Wars,thus the Movie was basically dead on arrival.This would be further compounded by the fact that the star of the film David Arquette actually won the WCW World Heavyweight Title (One of the most legendaryand prestigious Wrestling tiles in history).This further infuriated the small base of WCW Fans as well as Wrestling fans in general against the Movie further.As far as I recall,I was interested at the time to see anything involving Wrestling period and was somewhat excited to see it.I already expressed how much I like,so I will finish up by saying I could understand at the time why people disliked the Movie back then,but now I have absolutely no comprehension why people still consider it one of the worst Wrestling Movies of all time.The bottom line is that compared to most 'Wrestling Movies' ,Ready To Rumble still holds up nicely and for anyone to simply hate on it without reexamining it again is just stupid in my opinion.I guarantee you if you watch it again objectively now of days I believe that you will see it in A entirely different light. Expand
  3. RhaineM.
    Feb 10, 2007
    1
    One of the worst films of recent times Arquette does not entertain. He is almost as bad an actor as Alec "No Talent" Baldwin.
  4. SomeGuy
    Jul 11, 2006
    0
    Rather than doing a proper satire of wrestling, this film acts like it's real and churns out a lame Rocky knock-off. This film is a Rather than doing a proper satire of wrestling, this film acts like it's real and churns out a lame Rocky knock-off. This film is a disgrace to both professional wrestling and cinema. The ironic thing is that the 'professional' actors, such as David Arquette, are stupendeously out-acted by their wrestling counterparts. Give DDP the Oscar! Collapse

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