Having tackled little league soccer in Kicking & Screaming, motor racing in Talladega Nights and basketball in the upcoming Semi-Pro, it's fair to say Ferrell isn't exactly stretched here. Nor does Heder stray far from the naive geek persona that has been his stock in trade since Napoleon Dynamite. Together, though, they strike enough sparks to earn a 5.8 for artistic interpretation and a 6.0 for effort... Full review.
Obvious, crass and basic – in other words, another Ferrell winner... Full review.
1/2 It's funnier than "Wild Hogs," which is about as ringing an endorsement as I'm capable of these days... Full review.
The Christchurch Press [Margaret Agnew]
1/2 It's stupid and formulaic, but somehow it's also funny and surprisingly feelgood with plenty of entertaining skating routines (albeit CGI-assisted).
If you liked Zoolander and Anchorman, Blades of Glory will be your triple-axle treat, where the ice guys finish first... Full review.
And just occasionally, when the competition features the tackiest of hip-hop tributes, or a frozen tribute to JFK and Marilyn Monroe, Blades of Glory is brushed by something pretty close to comic genius... This may not win Ferrell any new fans, but the many he already has will come away very happy.
The crowd I saw it with were laughing like someone was pumping nitrous oxide through the air-con... Full review.
The blissfully silly Blades of Glory is one of those rare comedies that puts a goofy smile on your face with the premise alone -- and keeps it planted there right until its wacky finale... Full review.
The triple axel of comedy... Full review.