Blades of Glory

2007

Action / Comedy / Sport

88
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 69%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 141169

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Will Ferrell as Chazz Michael Michaels
William Fichtner as Darren MacElroy
Amy Poehler as Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Jenna Fischer as Katie Van Waldenberg
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Lundgrenja 6 / 10

The best kind of ridiculous

Will Ferrell has always been hit or miss for me. He's great in Stepbrothers and A Night At the Roxbury but just painfully bad in films like Get Hard. Luckily Blades of Glory is the perfect fit for him and he shines alongside Jon Heder in this ridiculous figure skating comedy.

The movie centers around a fictional figure skating culture where outrageous stars win the hearts of the audience with outlandish routines and acts. Will Ferrell plays the rock star figure skater who is forced to pair up with the classically trained Jon Heder in order to compete as the first ever male figure-skating pair after an incident forced them away from the singles scene. Opposite them is the sibling figure skate-match up of Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, each as funny and ridiculous as Ferrell and Heder.

Blades of Glory works because it revels in its made up figure skating culture and playing to the actors and themes strengths without going completely overboard. It's no comedy for the ages, but it is a comedy good for a lot of laughs.

Reviewed by Prismark10 6 / 10

Two to dance

Blades of Glory stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as two rival figure skaters, Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy who brawl after an ice skating tournament and end up getting banned for life.

However they exploit a loophole that allows them to return in the doubles category, dancing as a same sex couple amongst other mixed couples. However as they hate each other they have to put aside their differences and work together as a team. They also have to beat the reigning champions who are a brother and sister combination and plan to use the deadly Iron Lotus move.

The film is a parody of The Cutting Edge which had teaming up of a mismatched and tempestuous pair for ice dancing. It also takes a dig at the campiness of ice skating. Chazz is a macho, a sex addict with a tough style of dancing. You can guess he is based on the 90s Canadian ice skater Elvis Stojko. Jimmy is more fey and artistic.

The films make good use of CGI as we actually believe that the actors are skating. It takes a dig at the hairstyles, costumes and the win at all cost mentality of some of the participants. Its corny and amusing enough, it will keep you laughing mildly without many big guffaws.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 7 / 10

Glorious Ferrell.

Blades of Glory (2007): Dir: Josh Gordon, Will Speck / Cast: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer: Very funny comedy that takes jabs at figure skating and same sex couples. Will Ferrell and Jon Heder play professional figure skaters whom are banned when their differences result in a catastrophe. A loop hole allows them to reenter as a pair. Great setup delivers on background but it skates on predictable circumstances and formula. Directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon are backed with flashy production that mirrors and makes fun of figure skating. To their credit both directors were involved in two projects called Culture and Angry Boy. This marks their biggest marketed film to date. Ferrell plays a sex craving brute who is good at what he does but must put his ego aside if he is to regain glory on the ice again. Heder is abandoned by his adoptive father and struggles with insecurity. Both leads are funny but it isn't difficult to predict the union and the outcome. Will Arnett and Amy Poehler portray a scandalous sibling team who will attempt to sabotage the duo. Jenna Fischer factors in when she is used to sabotage the skating duo with sex but she will soon realize the errors of her ways. It plays off society's obsession with celebrity as well as the sensation surrounding the sport itself. Figure skating satire plays off in its vulgar yet hilarious glory. Score: 7 / 10

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