“The Most Underrated Film Ever!”
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
- Entertainment Weekly
Lawrence Van Gelder - New York Times
With maybe 25 belly laughs, the brazenly crude Kingpin is often uproarious, but be forewarned that its creators apparently conceived it underneath a limbo bar. How looow can a funny guilty pleasure go?
Mike Clark - USA Today
- Washington Post
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Susan Stark - Detroit News
Joe Leydon - Variety
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The combination of the overkill factor and a basic mean-spiritedness finally sinks it for me.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
I found the sleazy comedy more tedious than watching an actual bowling match.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ends up with a seven-ten split between hilariously tasteless and just plain distasteful.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Chuck O'Leary - FulvueDrive-in.com
Funny, outrageous, vulgar. The only bowling comedy in memory.
Steve Crum - Video-Reviewmaster.com
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
Crude and hilarious
Jon Niccum - Lawrence Journal-World
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
It's funny in parts in a tasteless, Farrelly Brothers way. Freedy Johnston's incidental music provides one of the 90s most pleasing scores.
Jake Euker - F5 (Wichita, KS)
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Farrelly brothers funniest comedy.
Gerry Shamray - Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
Has plenty of clever sight gags and outrageous jokes you can't help laughing at, no matter how hard you resist.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
M. Faust - ArtVoice
James Rocchi - Netflix
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
- Boxoffice Magazine
...fun, even if most of it is based on cruelty and hardship.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
- Jam! Movies
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
- E! Online
- Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Oz - eFilmCritic.com
Edvins Beitiks - San Francisco Examiner
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Elspeth Haughton - Apollo Guide
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews