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Parents' Guide to

Blades of Glory

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Spandex, stereotypes, and Will Ferrell on ice.

Movie PG-13 2007 93 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

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Based on 10 parent reviews

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This title has:

Too much sex
age 12+


Violence 3.5/5 Sex 3.5/5 Language 2.5/5 Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking 1.5/10

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (40 ):

As pleased with itself as any other Will Ferrell comedy, BLADES OF GLORY targets buddy and sports movie conventions, and -- oh yes -- ponders the implied "gayness" of figure skating. Ferrell is loudly ridiculous and oversized, both figuratively and literally -- he gained weight for the part, with his eyes receding into his fleshy face and his belly stretching his spandex costumes. It's all meant to illustrate Chazz's prodigious ego and appetites. More a series of gags than a properly plotted story, Blades of Glory does offer a couple of very funny bits, including one in which a speedy chase on skates down a frozen river leads Chazz and Stranz to the shore. Their rage and fierceness are suddenly stymied, as they must walk -- legs bending and figures contorting as they wobble on their blades -- across a street, across a linoleum floor, and up an escalator.

But as clever as such physical business can be, the film's overwhelming focus is the sexuality anxiety signified by figure skating. While the movie does give Jimmy the requisite heterosexualizing girlfriend (The Office's Jenna Fischer), all that really matters is the pair. Will they make it? You get one guess.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 29, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: August 28, 2007
  • Cast: Jon Heder , Will Arnett , Will Ferrell
  • Director: Will Speck
  • Studio: DreamWorks
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 93 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references.
  • Last updated: December 30, 2022

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