16. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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7.7 Fun comedy
  • Acting 8.1
  • Directing 7.6
  • Story 7.3
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Starring: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Running Time: 92 mins


Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is an American film about a group of men from an average joe’s gym: Average Joe’s Gym, who go to the world dodgeball finals to win $50,000 in order to pay off their mortgage and prevent GloboGym from buying them out.

This film had a pretty similar feel to Anchorman, helped of course by the fact that it was basically the same cast. It was very entertaining, and I enjoyed many of the jokes and characters, such as White Goodman, played by Ben Stiller, who was completely brain-dead, yet still the leader of a worldwide corporation.

The plot was a little too predictable, and as with all sports films, you knew that they were going to win the prize in the end, or have it stolen from them through cheating from the bad guys, which took a little bit of the excitement out of it.

Overall, this gets a 7.7 because it was a very enjoyable film, but its story was in the end all too predictable.

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