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63

Boston Globe

Likable performances from its young cast and a better-than-average script add spark to this formulaic fairy tale and make the wrestling...
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63

San Francisco Examiner

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It's a truly strange coupling of mooning romanticism and rank stupidity that fairly screams, "Teenage America, we love your money!"
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54

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
If you're expecting an experience approximately as dumb, badly acted, and childish as a pro wrestling match, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Has its moments of interest, including two excruciating vocals by Arquette and Caan -- and a George Clinton score that contains a theme...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The plot is easily summarized: "Dumb and Dumber Meet Dumbbell."
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38

Charlotte Observer

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Heavy on cheap, dirty humor (Gordie and Sean clean septic tanks for a living, a fact that is milked frequently for laughs), but it's never...
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It just makes you want to flip on the tube to see the real (fake) thing.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
See it only if potty-training is still the most vivid life experience in your book of memories.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Numbskull cinema scrapes new depths.
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25

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Here's ringside entertainment for those who think TV wrestling is too intellectual and restrained.
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Rated PG-13 | For profanity, adult humor, brief nudity, violence