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493 Ratings


United States, 1996
Comedy, Sport


A star bowler whose career was prematurely “cut off” hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

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Kingpin Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Critics reviews

Kingpin is a great bowling movie because it is a movie about failure. Neither Roy or Ishmael wins the big match in Reno. All of the training montages and team building exercises were for naught. At least by traditional metrics of success. But in the Farrelly world, the trio has endured each other’s flaws and accepted them, through ritualized exchanges of humiliations, mostly hook hands to the face and kicks to the balls. Translated through Farrelly slapstick-sentiment, it’s something like love.
October 21, 2014
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