Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

2004

Action / Comedy / Sport

79
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 70%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 206803

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Cast

Ben Stiller as White Goodman
Jason Bateman as Pepper Brooks
Christine Taylor as Kate Veatch
Alan Tudyk as Steve the Pirate
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by areatw 7 / 10

One of those 'so stupid it's funny' movies

'Dodgeball' achieves almost all of its laughs through the sheer stupidity of the plot and some ridiculous individual scenes. Over-the- top comedies like this usually either end up being complete disasters or very funny, and I would definitely place 'Dodgeball' in the latter category.

The guy behind this film went on to direct 2013's 'We're the Millers' and the similarities between the two are clear. Both have ridiculous plots, silly gags and eccentric characters that, on paper, really shouldn't work. Not only do they work, but both were a complete blast to watch. The sort of film that you can't take seriously, because it doesn't even take itself seriously!

Reviewed by alindsay-al 9 / 10

A fantastic comedy that is one of my favourites

For a while now I have truly loved this film but I haven't watched it in a while so last night I decided to and in my opinion this is one of the best comedies I have seen and one of my personally favourites. The premise of the film sees a down on its luck gym in danger of being destroyed by its richer competition. So in order to save there gym they enter a dodgeball tournament to raise the money. I have been critical of Vince Vaughan before for being the same character in pretty much all of his comedies but this is the one where it really works. He totally encapsulates his charismatic but underachieving character really well and you do truly root for his character and the situation that he is put in. The supporting cast is also really good, starting with the obvious, Ben stiller absolutely kills it as white Goodman probably giving my favourite performance of his. He is so obnoxious but totally owns it in a way that it really does make it fun to watch his character and truly makes it a memorable performance. Christine Taylor plays Vaughan's love interest in this film but she is a great character in her own right and I thought she gave a fun performance. Rip torn plays patches o hoolihan there coach and he gives such an over the top performance but it works as you watch this crazy old guy drilling these grown men. Justin long and Alan tudyk also give really funny performances in this film, also this film contains one of my favourite Jason Bateman performances. The story is as described in the title an underdog story and I always remain heavily invested in the story of this film as these highly likable people fight against the evil corporation it is good stuff. However, my one issue with this film is its first act isn't that funny and it feels a bit sluggish as they introduce all of these characters one at a time, also yes the story is pretty cliché as well. The script has some gutbusting dialogue in it that always makes me laugh out loud, but it also does a really good job with its more dramatic scenes that as mentioned before makes you care about the characters. The style of the film is pretty raunchy and that could put some people off but I really enjoy it about this film and think it adds top the film. All the dodgeball matches are really well planned and all feel different and unique which is credit to the filmmakers to make that possible. Overall I really do love this film and think if you are a fan of comedies like this then it is a must watch.

Reviewed by Michael Lysaght 6 / 10

If you like people flinching in pain from having balls thrown at them, you're in luck

So this is a very basic story. Struggling gym is about to go bankrupt, enters a dodgeball tournament to earn a cash price, and has to oppose Ben Stiller and his ego.

See, who needs wordy essays? Not that this is a bad film, but really, most of the humour derives from people being injured by projectiles being launched at them at high velocities. That and Ben Stiller's character who is essentially Ben Stiller if he snorted a little too much cocaine.

The characters have humorous backstories, apart from the token black guy who is just left to wisecrack half the time. Vince Vaughn plays the fairly laid back manager of his failing gym, taunted by Ben Stiller's character, a fitness obsessed lunatic who attempts to seize the property.

Fairly gratuitous gags, but mildly entertaining. The gimmick gets old after a while though.

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