90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Blissfully silly, triumphantly tasteless and improbably hilarious.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
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.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The casting of Ferrell and Heder turns out to be inspired. The direction, by a pair of NYU grads who've only made TV commercials and two short films, is pitch-perfect. And - miraculously - the skating sequences are passably realistic.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Fundamentally Blades of Glory works; it's full of laughs both subtle and ridiculous.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
You're under the thrall of a new peculiar couple. Both actors appear to be having fun outmaneuvering each other on the ice and onscreen.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film is quick, painless, and more than a little brave: not since John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, and the aerobicizers in "Perfect" has so much Lycra been so abused for our pleasure.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Blades of Glory has funny moves even when its characters can barely move, but the film seldom gets past its one basic laugh: that a real man figure-skating is a contradiction in terms.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Dumb with a capital D, Blades of Glory takes its (almost) fleshed-out sketch-comedy idea as far as an ice-skating buddy movie with we're-not-gay jokes and a psycho stalker can go.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Part of the problem lies in the casting imbalance: Ferrell is so much more adept at this comedy style than Heder.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The villains, an incestuous brother and sister played by real-life marrieds Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are a hoot. And "Office" honey Jenna Fischer is welcome as Jimmy’s love.
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64 out of 100
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