Kingpin (1996) - Comedy, Sport

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A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Bobby Farrelly
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid
Length: 114 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 18 out of 192 found boring (9.37%)

One-line Reviews (49)

Despite the fact this movie has many predictable jokes, its never fails to make me laugh.

Like Bill Murry, who succeeds in being totally bore in the film.

This style makes for a fun, entertaining viewing all the way as the plot keeps bumping into new elements with new events, new characters or returning characters.

It's one of those films which, when you explain the storyline to someone who hasn't seen it, sounds totally ridiculous, confusing and pointless and leaves them with a bemused look on their face - a sure sign of greatness!

You see, 'Kingpin' is really dependent on performances, because despite of what some might believe, all Farrelli movies are emotionally intense.

They took a very boring, uneventful and unwatchable sport like bowling and made it into a fun movie.

For me there was only one laughing out loud joke and a couple of smirks, but in all, I was more bored than entertained.

An enjoyable picture, nice way to spend 2 hours on a Friday night with your friends.

Of course, not every joke will work, but the film as a whole is very enjoyable.

It's mind boggling to me that this is a Farrelly brothers movie it's so tame.

This silly sports adventure is very entertaining and at times hilarious, and the above-mentioned rivals are played by Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray, backed by Randy Quaid in the role of the bowling Amish and Vanessa Angel in the main female role.

Kingpin is definitely for an adult audience and it is worth watching some night that there is nothing on the television or at the cinema.

Overall, this is just pure comedy that is enjoyable.

Still though I enjoyed it as I saw it at the theater.

The Farrellys had a good screen play by Barry Fanaro and Mort Nathan to work with, as they showed a talent for assembling a wonderful cast to make this a winning comedy the fun and exciting film it is.

This goes on for a few seconds and then jumps back to the bowling alley and the tournament resumes as if nothing happened.

The comedy in this movie is excellent, pure fun, and definitely entertaining.

Between the Amish settlement and Reno, the two go through various adventures that often pay tribute to Ishmael's Amish naiveté, such as the confusion over who actually has to pay for a lap-dance, and famous scenes from other movies, most notably ones from The Hustler.

I remember being bored, waiting for the movie to end.

In this case, it wasn't that my expectations were too high, it was just that I was watching one of the lamest, least entertaining comedies ever put to film.

Unfunny, gross-out toilet attempts at humour and silly, pointless plot.

Very funny gross out movie that manages to keep the humour going and avoids the sappy cliché ending.

OK so there's an Amish bowler but he comes off as stupid just so we can laugh at the predictable stupid things he does.

One of the worst movies ever .

The comedy is frequently hit or miss, with its forgettable characters and repetitive gags.

Woody harrelson shines in this role as it is perfrect for him, he is both funny and entertaining.

Well while this movie does have its gross parts, it is easily one of the most enjoyable and funny movies I've ever seen.

This not a film for those who find no humor in stupid, for those who do, "Kingpin" is a very enjoyable film.

there's something about mary may be a tad funnier,but kingpin is a little more entertaining,and the characters in kingpin are a bit more likeable than the ones in there's something about mary.

Quite Possibly the Worst Movie Ever Made .

Don't waste your time on this unfunny idiocy.

Not cinematic art, but a truly enjoyable show.

Not only is the humor in the movie a lot more complex than some people realize, the story is original, honest, and entertaining.

Entertaining, at moments very funny movie with some serious flaws .

People write about it being crude and outrageous, but it was actually one of the most boring movies I've seen in a long time.

The characters are marginally compelling and one could root for Munson.

I am a very liberal movie goer and not easily offended or disgusted, however this movie truly rates my worst movie list.

"Kingpin" is well-casted, well-written, consistently engaging and always funny.

In fact, it's pretty entertaining for a, if i can put it like that, standard comedy built around a certain theme (bowling).

worth watching.

I was pretty bored.

While not quite up to the lowbrow genius of the Farrelly Brothers' other films ("Dumb and Dumber", "There's Something About Mary"), there's enough crude humor blended with a genuinely engaging story to create a film that's remarkably good.

* ½ (1½ out of 5) Kingpin Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, 1996 Idiotic and slow paced screwball, that outstays its welcome early on.

It brings together some of the most unexpected actors, many out of their element in a comedy, to flawlessly turn a script into a comedic work of art.

Kingpin is perhaps fun for the first fifteen minutes but then misses the mark more times than it should with gross, unfunny humour; bad characterisation of the protégé and just a really bland feeling that it's trying too hard to be funny as well as tragic.

Some of the gags are silly and pointless -- the burly Quaid dressed in tights and doing a pole dance.

I found how they turn any serious situation that are suppose to be dull into something funny which is a nice touch.

This film is well written, funny and very entertaining.

This all culminates in some great bowling scenes, with Bill Murray at his entertaining best.