Parents' Guide to

Ready to Rumble

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

PG-13 movie has a lot of R-type material.

Movie PG-13 2000 107 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Think twice!

My son is 5 and a big WWE fan, so despite it being rated PG13, I figured it might be a good watch for him. Was I wrong!! This should have been rated R due to the language and the MANY sexual references. Girls barely dressed, and at one point, there was a bare butt.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Ready to Rumble is a sort of Bill and Ted's Excellent Wrestling Adventure. It's a movie for all those out there who can't wait for the next Adam Sandler movie, and especially for those who find those Adam Sandler movies a little too intellectually challenging.

Arquette and Caan are hard to resist. Most actors who play clueless characters can't resist show-boating to let us know how clever they are. Arquette and Caan just open themselves up to the inner dope. Their simple exhuberence, loyalty, and sweetness keep this movie from feeling too sour or tired. The able support of character actors like Platt, Landau, Joe Pantoliano (as the wrestling promoter), the sadly underused Rhea, an assortment of wrestling superstars like Goldberg and Sting and some good music help to keep it moving. This may also be the only soundtrack in history to feature both Kid Rock and Aaron Copeland.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 7, 2000
  • On DVD or streaming: September 19, 2000
  • Cast: David Arquette , Oliver Platt , Scott Caan
  • Director: Brian Robbins
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 107 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: language, crude humor, sexual content including brief nudity, and wrestling violence
  • Last updated: January 1, 2023

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