Box art for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

action & adventure, comedy, sports


Losing his confidence after a spectacular crash, a dimwitted NASCAR driver goes to hysterical extremes to recover his nerve and make a comeback.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    72%
  • Audience Score
    73%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Talladega is the first comedy this year to make me laugh so hard I snorted.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, August 4, 2006

Fresh:

- Brian Marder, Hollywood.com, Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fresh: Talladega Nights is very funny at times, even if the Ballad part mostly boils down to a series of comedy sketches connected by a recurring character.

- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Friday, August 4, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A bit of fun with which to pass a weekend evening when there's no Formula One on. Sacha Baron Cohen's character is indeed fantastic as the French F1 nemesis of NASCAR champ Ricky Bobby. Otherwise this is just the usual super-silly American family comedy.

- RossCollinsUK, Sunday, October 17, 2010

4 stars

this movie is really funny. it's not as stupid as his other movies but it's still stupid. I mean all this in a good way. this movie is hilarious. I really liked it a lot and I think it's almost as good as anchorman or as good but it's hard to say. B+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Saturday, August 14, 2010

3 stars

It's not exactly a great movie, but it is one of Will Ferrel's best movies next to Anchorman. There are a lot of funny characters and improved scenes with Walmart products. Somehow I can't help but feel that there is absolutely no linear story in this movie, but it works.

- ythelastman89, Sunday, January 10, 2010