The owner (Vince Vaughn) of a gym and an overbearing entrepreneur (Ben Stiller) form dodgeball teams to compete for $50,000 in Las Vegas.
" Reeks of desperation from the start, resorting way too often to the Funniest Home Videos-style spectacle of people getting hit in the crotch with red rubber balls. "
" Eventually falls prey to its own stupidity (including far too many homophobic jokes), and to a surprisingly lacklustre performance by Vince Vaughn. "
" The most satisfying comedy of the past year -- at least among the ones starring Stiller. "
" Thurber makes you forget convention and enjoy a genuine yukfest, full of down-and-dirty (but funny) gags and one-liners, and memorable scenes. "
" While it doesn't have enough heart to put it in league with the all-time great sports comedies, the film certainly ranks among the more quotable ones. "
" Just watching grown-ups get bombarded by rubber balls, you know? Makes me feel 12 again. "
" This masterpiece of modern cinema depends upon a single truism: A guy getting hit in the nuts a hundred times in a row is funny a hundred times. "
" Direct hit! "
" [Stiller] creates a perfect storm of body, facial and vocal expression for every line of dialogue, and you have to admire his co-players for merely maintaining their balance against the bluster. "
" This lame sports comedy is deflated by cliches, from a save-the-farm plot to sadism disguised as slapstick. "
" Aims low -- and happily hits its target. "
" The movie doesn't just pussyfoot around conventionality -- it hits it square in the stomach and then leaps around shamelessly in a smug victory dance. "
" Gleefully commingles slapstick and scatology, satire and sentiment, in a free-wheeling farce aimed at making auds laugh until they're thoroughly ashamed of themselves. "
" Too many of [Thurber's] gags rely on easy grunge humor or stunt casting, or simply misfire. "
" Yes, the movie's watchable, and there are about six good laughs in it, but six good (not great) laughs in 90 minutes is pretty paltry for a comedy. "
" ... a hilariously worthy successor to the great goofball comedies of the late Seventies and early Eighties, movies like Caddyshack and Meatballs. "
" Did that movie just wink at me? I think it did. But I'm not quite sure. "
" More often than not, DodgeBall slings its visual and verbal humor with rapid-fire, spot-on aim without fouling. "
" Modestly amusing teen summer comedy. "
" Non-nutritional, brainless, lowdown, rude fun. "
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