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71% Tomatometer 187 Reviews 73% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is at the top of his game; adored by fans, a trophy wife by his side, and incredible wealth. But Ricky loses it all when French Formula One champion Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) roars onto the scene. Ricky, with the help of his ruthless father, must pull himself out of the depths of despair and restore his honor on the racetrack. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Though it occasionally stalls, Talladega Nights' mix of satire, clever gags, and excellent ensemble performances put it squarely in the winner's circle.

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Steven Snyder TIME Magazine A comedy with horsepower to spare. Jul 31, 2008 Full Review Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Tim Grierson Screen International Playing to his strengths, star and co-writer Will Ferrell reaps many good comic moments early on in Adam Mckay's feature to compensate for a sluggish second half. Jul 25, 2008 Full Review Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Nell Minow Movie Mom The disappointment of this movie is not that we don't see enough of Will Ferrell. It's disappointing because what we do see, we've seen before, and better. Rated: C Mar 3, 2007 Full Review Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Cory Woodroof For the Win (USA Today) What else can you say about Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby? It’s one of the best comedies of the 2000s, a rip-roaring Bush-era satire of American excess and full-throttle competition. Aug 21, 2023 Full Review Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Edward Porter Sunday Times (UK) Ricky Bobby may not be as well known as the other RB [Ron Burgundy], but the film's carefree silliness has plenty of funny bits and pieces. Jan 23, 2023 Full Review Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com The perfect summer movie. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 25, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This movie is Comedy gold! Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/23/24 Full Review david n One of the Top 20 comedies ever made. Watch this and laugh. Under-rated by critics, as usual. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/30/24 Full Review Liam C Couldn't get all the way through it. I was really disappointed. As a motorsports fan and a fan of Will Ferrell, this movie really shat in my face. It's very awkward and not at all funny. If you're a redneck and have a low IQ, maybe you'd like this film. Rated 2/5 Stars • Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/08/24 Full Review Mike W Full of belly laughs and physical comedy, Ferrell and Reilly show their on-screen chemistry for the first real time in this one. Their stupidity combines with the smarmy antagonist of Sacha Baron Cohen and a host of wildly variably characters (Adams, Cole, Bibb, Duncan) to make for an extremely fun film. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review alan g Will Ferrill usually makes offensive movies but this has no redeeming value at all. In your face insulting poorly acted as usual. Avoid at all costs. Rated 1/5 Stars • Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Tee M I find Will Ferrell hit or miss. This one is good dumb fun with a brilliant supporting cast. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Adam McKay Director Will Ferrell Ricky Bobby John C. Reilly Cal Naughton Jr. Sacha Baron Cohen Jean Girard Gary Cole Reese Bobby Michael Clarke Duncan Lucius Washington
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Synopsis NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is at the top of his game; adored by fans, a trophy wife by his side, and incredible wealth. But Ricky loses it all when French Formula One champion Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) roars onto the scene. Ricky, with the help of his ruthless father, must pull himself out of the depths of despair and restore his honor on the racetrack.

Director
Adam McKay

Producer
Judd Apatow, Jimmy Miller

Screenwriter
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

Distributor
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Production Co
Relativity Media, Apatow Productions, Columbia Pictures, High, Wide and Handsome Inc., Mosaic

Rating
PG-13 (Crude and Sexual Humor|Brief Comic Violence|Drug References|Language)

Genre
Comedy

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 4, 2006, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 16, 2012

Box Office (Gross USA)
$148.2M

Runtime
1h 50m

Sound Mix
Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS

Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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