Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Synopsis
A crazy race car driver faces new competition.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Talladega Nights may be brash, unbridled, even unhinged, but its cornpone humor is rich in parody, and its craftsmanship is superb -- smart...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The British star of "Ali G" fame plays Ricky Bobby's arch-nemesis. His name: Jean Girard. His provenance: France. His sponsor: Perrier....
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New York Post

For the first half-hour or so, this thing works like white lightning.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is a decidedly blue-state take on a red-state phenomenon.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Reilly can play nuts, too, and in a lower gear that reins Ferrell in. They're a great team.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The races are scorchingly shot, and they lend the movie a zest.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Like "Anchorman," the secret to the inspired absurdity of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is in the improv.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
We are treated to the riotous, almost David Lynchian moment in which Ferrell runs around a motorway in his undies screaming that he's on...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
From its pitch-perfect title through just about every detail, this sendup of sports-triumph movies maintains the right parodic pitch, if...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The laughs come and go, but Ferrell makes NASCAR his bitch funny. Funnier. And more fun. And then the fun skids to a stop. You know how it...
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i thought it wasn't as dirty as expected.

By cliche_hannah
Okay...I dont mean to offend anyone, but will ferrell is a very dirty man..ha ha ...like his humor and stuff. and so at first I had no intention of seeing this movie...EVER! My parents went to see it...


By edmund town hall guy
Very Very funny movie I loved it....

Talladega Nights The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

By cjbdog
how could you not like this movie?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...


By Mr.Le-bow-ski
This movie was kinda funny. I just cant stand Will Ferrel he has been in too many comedy sports movies. This was probably one of his best. I think Sacha Barren Cohen made this movie. If he weren't ...

Shake & Bake

By ann79thcourt
Talledega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby is hilarious!! Will Ferrell at his all time best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Talladega Nights: The Ballod Of Ricky Bobby

By Kommok
ok guys this is a MUST SEE go at all costs and dont drink tomuch during the movie...... you'll see why....


By johnyboboni
tHIS IS THE BEAT MOVIE IVE EVER SEEN love that will ferrell Spider pig spider pig does whatever a spider pig does...


By Mongo
Will Ferrell did it again. Accourse he made this movie Perfect. It was so funny, it's just a must see....

Will Ferrell at his best!!... that is to say the movie stunk

By Phoenixcool
This is a great comedy in the Will Ferrell fasion... Gennerally devoid of humor....

Five Word Review

By redyeah
Might be funniest WF movie...

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Rated PG-13 | For crude and sexual humor, language, drug references and brief comic violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Wild, raunchy comedy about NASCAR culture.
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