Starring Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Nick Nolte, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Luke Wilson, Jorge Garcia, Will Forte, Steve Zahn, Vanilla Ice, Chris Parnell, Blake Shelton, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Danny Trejo, Julia Jones

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(5-Okay Film)

Scattershot. Lame. Silly.

Western send-up starring Adam Sandler as Tommy Stockburn, a warrior separated from his parents and raised by a native american tribe. After meeting his father, Frank Stockburn (Nolte), for the first time, and seeing the old man being carried off by a gang of bandits demanding $50,000 or else, Tommy turns to a life of crime in order to gather the money. Along the way, he discovers five other brothers or half-brothers: Mexican Ramon (Schneider), doltish Lil’ Pete (Lautner), black Chico (Crews), guilt-stricken Danny (Wilson), and the mumbling Herm (Garcia). Critically panned, and juvenile enough to deserve it, The Ridiculous 6 is nonetheless a pretty creative film. Some of the gags are inspired, some are stupid, others don’t work, and the film is too long. There are dozens of cameos, some better than others. I happened to enjoy the random, completely unnecessary scene of Abner Doubleday (Turturro) inventing baseball.

-Walter Tyrone Howard-


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