King's Ransom Synopsis
A wealthy man plans his own kidnapping.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Generic hip-hop soundtrack? Check. Aerial stock footage of milieu? Check. Hardy-har homophobia and misogyny? Check. Emasculated sub-Gump...
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30

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
Devotes its first two acts to establishing the comic monstrousness of all its characters.
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30

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
Remarkably unfunny.
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30

Variety

By Justin Chang
An innocuous abduction of viewers' time, if nothing else, King's Ransom is an appealingly cast but terminally bland farce.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Piles cliched character upon cliched character, and then doesn't give any of them very much to do.
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20

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Crass, trashy and none-too-funny comedy.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A desperately strained comedy.
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12

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Dumber than the worst UPN sitcom.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The comic equivalent of a lump of coal.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
None of this is remotely funny.
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Rated PG-13 | For crude and sexual humor and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids 17 and under Coarse comedy about kidnapping and revenge.
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