The Ringer Synopsis
Special Olympians train a man (Johnny Knoxville) to win their games.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The movie's shockingly tasteless setup is also its secret weapon. Despite many scenes in The Ringer that could individually be viewed as...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie surprised me. It treats its disabled characters with affection and respect, it has a plot that uses the Special Olympics instead...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The surprise of The Ringer is that the movie is pretty damn funny.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
No one will accuse The Ringer of being tasteful, but when you're not laughing, you may find yourself genuinely touched.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's the supporting characters' combination of smarts and sass, not to mention an honest and positive depiction of the mentally challenged,...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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The Ringer is a movie whose good intentions shine a lot brighter than its art.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This wannabe daring comedy about a man who attempts to "fix" the Special Olympics strains for that patented naughty and nice balance with...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Knoxville is functional only when the movie needs a bravura comic performance, but The Ringer is easy enough to take.
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38

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Come on. You want to know if it's funny. And the answer is: kind of.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's getting harder to sustain a rooting interest in the career of Johnny Knoxville.
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Rated PG-13 | For crude and sexual humor, language and some drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Edgy Johnny Knoxville comedy - not for everyone.
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