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Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story

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6.71 h 32 min2004X-Ray12
Screwball comedy starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn as rival gym owners who compete against each other in a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament. Sweet, underachieving Peter LaFleur is the proprietor of Average Joe's, a run-down gym with an oddball clientele.
Directors
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring
Stephen RootBen StillerVince Vaughn
Genres
ComedySports
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Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Chris WilliamsJustin LongRip TornChristine Taylor
Studio
Twentieth Century Fox
Content advisory
Smokingalcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.6 out of 5 stars

2828 global ratings

  1. 75% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Paul BowenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Timeless and fantastic 2004 to present.
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The film launched in 2004, just watched it with some friends again in 2021. It still has the same effect. One of the funniest underdog films I've ever had the pleasure of watching. Crazy to think 17 years on I'm still hearing myself and others quote lines from the movie. They don't make films like this anymore.
2 people found this helpful
alley katReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
a little gem,
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Saw a preview of this (as you do) at the beginning of another film, & I just had to have a copy, with it being an old film, it did not cost a lot, you have Ben Stiller as a flash show off gym owner with loads of cash & a posh gym,
across the street is Vince Vaughn the down trodden scruffy gym owner who refuses to sell up to Stiller, so with his bunch of losers as staff they decide to compete their respective staff in the latest craze "Dodgeball"
Rip Torn acts as a coach in his wheelchair throwing large spanners for the downtrodden ( never played before) team to dodge, William Shatner shows up as a judge also Chuck Norris is there, needless to say there is a happy ending with hilarious bits on the way, look out for the cheer leaders bit with a rather large girl who is lifted onto one of teams shoulders, she first admits to the poor guy she wasn't wearing panties, enjoy!
One person found this helpful
C. C. BrownReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 April 2012
3.0 out of 5 stars
brilliant movie, poor value blu ray.
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I have owned the DVD for years, and its one of my favourite movies, so now I am starting to move over to blu ray with my collection, I thought it was about time to replace this movie with a shiny new high def version.
The film itself looks really good, but where this blu ray disappoints is with the extras.
On the DVD you get commentary,deleted scenes, alternate ending, dvd rom content, bloopers, featurettes & trailers.
On the blu ray you get theatrical trailer, fox on blu ray & websites.
For a medium that gives you more storage space, there is no excuse for all the extra features being dropped.
Most blu rays will have the special features in standard def, which is fine, so why they felt the need to gyp the blu ray buying public is beyond me.

Film gets 5 stars, the blu ray only 3.
11 people found this helpful
flower9993Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 July 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dodge a wrench and then dodge a ball...
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For us the only reason we bought this DVD was due to the fact kit son told us he had played dodge ball at school.. We then quoted him the classic line of "if you can dodge a wrench then you can dodge a ball". Because he had never heard of this film he decided to look it up on YouTube. The room was filled with laughter... and then the request from him to see if we could order it... job done Fab film. Great humour...
4 people found this helpful
hillbank68Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 August 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
zany feel-good comedy ; a lot of fun
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This is a very, very, very silly film in the manner of 'Zoolander' and 'Anchorman', which come from the same or similar stables and have cast members in common. It's saved by quite a number of genuinely witty lines and some good-natured whole-hearted performances by a very good cast, headed by Vince Vaughn (macho, very good-looking and rather charming) and Ben Stiller (grotesquely over-the-top, which is just as he needs to be for the role). You can't help feeling a warm glow of pleasure as Vaughn's motley crew of no-hopers vie with and eventually triumph over Stiller's tough guys (and one girl) in the completely absurd game of Dodgeball. Good, too, to see the very game Christine Taylor, Stiller's off-screen wife, as a really nice bisexual lawyer deadly dodgeball player who can whip the legs from under a 6 feet 8 giant with one whisk of her bowling arm. Impossible to believe, but this is never a film that expects you to take it seriously. I must say I think 'Zoolander' and 'Anchorman' are better, but this is good fun and well worth a look.
4 people found this helpful
Sleepless in StonehengeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
So funny I bust a muscle...no really!
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The first time I watched this movie I had to turn it off - I was laughing so hard I was going blue.

The second time I watched it I pulled a muscle from laughing.

This movie is a real treat, it's very silly indeed and arrived at a time that I was telling all my friends that there isn't a movie out there that makes me laugh as much as the Life of Brian.

If you watch even part of this movie - wait until the bag-of-wrenches training scene and make your mind up - if that doesn't make you giggle then someone must be chiselling your headstone as we speak.

A super, super movie if you're in need of some sillyness in your life.
One person found this helpful
Haydn BlowerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie and fun for just the adults
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indeed, grab life by the balls and watch this movie if you haven't already, in fact, watch it again even if you have because at Globo Gym... We're better than you, and we know it!
M.IReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 May 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Aged a bit badly but funny.
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This is very much of its time and it shows its age but still very funny and worth watching.
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