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Second Opinion – The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

22 December 2015 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Ridiculous 6, 2015.

Directed by Frank Coraci.

Starring Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte, Taylor Lautner, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Jorge Garcia, Luke Wilson, Will Forte, Danny Trejo, David Spade, Whitney Cummings, Jon Lovitz, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Steve Zahn, Nick Swardson, John Turturro, Julia Jones, Blake Shelton, Vanilla Ice, Dan Patrick, Chris Kattan, Lavell Crawford, and Saginaw Grant


An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.

It’s to be expected that any new Adam Sandler movie will be nothing more than a cheap, easy, quick payday for him and all of his D-list buddies. Most of us have come to accept that. It doesn’t make any of his recent films any less terrible, but at the end of the day you knew what you were getting yourself into. The Ridiculous 6 however, »

- Robert Kojder

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The Ridiculous 6 Review

19 December 2015 2:24 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

To call The Ridiculous 6 one of Adam Sandler’s worst movies might actually be giving it more credit than it deserves – that is to say, such a sentiment presumes this two-hours-too-long excrement heap of cringe-inducing dialogue and Razzie-worthy acting is a “movie” at all. It certainly doesn’t feel like one, given that actual movies usually possess some semblance of comprehensible plot, visual beauty or competently written dialogue. The Ridiculous 6 doesn’t have any of that.

Instead, this Netflix original (wisely buried by the streaming service, which foolishly agreed to make a total of four films with this team) plays more like a collection of lazily offensive (and, more to the point, unfunny) sketches connected by a supremely flimsy, not to mention consummately boring, story arc. It’s an homage to the Western genre seemingly acted, written and directed by a group of people who have never seen one in their lives. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Movie Review – The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

18 December 2015 12:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Ridiculous 6, 2015.

Directed by Frank Coraci.

Starring Adam Sandler, Will Forte, Taylor Lautner, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Terry Crews, Luke Wilson, Nick Nolte, Rob Schneider and Jorge Garcia.


When his outlaw dad is kidnapped, Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn sets off across the West on a rescue mission with five brothers he never knew he had.

Adam Sandler was once box office dynamite. Throughout the late 90’s and well into the new century, he had hit after hit. The films ranged in quality from poor, to average (but affable) to the occasional surprisingly good film like The Wedding Singer. In his 20’s and 30’s, Sandler got by on goofball, easygoing charm and little else. The comedy was less reliant on wit and more on tapping into an immature part of his audience who laugh at the crudest and simple toilet humour and prat falls. However with every passing year, »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘The Ridiculous 6′ VOD Review

16 December 2015 6:49 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Will Forte, Steve Zahn, Harvey Keitel, Nick Nolte, Jon Lovitz, Whitney Cummings, David Spade, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler | Directed by Frank Coraci

The Ridiculous 6 is a film of two firsts. It is the first parody Adam Sandler has made; and it is the first film in his four-movie deal with Netflix. It’s also, undoubtedly, one of the most controversial films of Sandler’s career… Even before it debuted there was news of its racist nature, the furore over the treatment of its Native American cast and, even worse, the cast walkouts. There are even those that say Netflix have lost their mind signing up Sandler – after all, many see Netflix as the home of “quality drama” such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, how dare »

- Phil Wheat

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Film Review: ‘The Ridiculous 6’

11 December 2015 6:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The scenery ain’t bad but the laughs are tumbleweed-sparse in “The Ridiculous 6,” a Western sendup so lazy and aimless, it barely qualifies as parody. Although this (twice) studio-ditched production was dogged by controversy earlier this year, when about a dozen Native American cast members walked off the set in protest, the jokes here are less Apache than just plain patchy, too witless even to rise to the level of giving offense. Netflix has the exclusive and dubious honor of lobbing Adam Sandler’s latest quasi-comic excretion at the masses, and the movie’s crude, orifice-driven gags and equal-opportunity stereotyping should lasso a fair number of undiscriminating eyeballs in streaming play. Viewers who found “A Million Ways to Die in the West” too intellectually taxing should lap it up.

Reteaming with such longtime collaborators as director Frank Coraci and writer Tim Herlihy (with whom he penned the script), Sandler »

- Justin Chang

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The Ridiculous 6 review

11 December 2015 2:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Adam Sandler's comedy western lands on Netflix. So: any good?

The comedy western movie is super hard to nail. For every Blazing Saddles, there’s a Wild Wild West. For every Rango, there’s a Shanghai Noon and for every The Good, The Bad, The Weird, there’s a Lightning Jack.

For The Ridiculous 6 – the first of four Netflix productions he’s signed on to make with the streaming provider – Adam Sandler has gone where (the relatively popular in comparison) Seth MacFarlane crashed and burned just last year with A Million Ways To Die In The West.

In this satire of The Magnificent Seven, Sandler stars as a man who is raised by Native Americans after his mother is killed walking him to school. After his estranged father (Nick Nolte) suddenly shows up to reconcile with him and is subsequently kidnapped, Sandler takes it upon »

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‘The Ridiculous 6’ Review: Adam Sandler Atrocity Lives Up to Low Expectations

11 December 2015 12:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The bad news: “The Ridiculous 6” is as offensive and trite as all of the controversy surrounding it promised. The good news: “The Ridiculous 6” should finally sound the death knell for the collaboration of comedian Adam Sandler, director Frank Coraci and writer Tim Herlihy. If the universe holds any mercy in it at all, that is. Netflix doesn’t really have anything to lose by distributing Adam Sandler‘s satirical Western comedy, which came under fire by Native American actors on set during filming. The film is a mere blip in the streaming giant’s roster of entertainment properties, »

- Deborah Day

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Adam Sandler on Making ‘The Ridiculous 6’: ‘Netflix Had My Back the Whole Time’

1 December 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Sandler‘s “The Ridiculous 6,” the first of an exclusive four-movie deal with Netflix, weathered controversy during production when Native American extras exited the set due to the “culturally offensive” nature of the film’s humor. At the L.A. premiere Monday at AMC Universal Citywalk, Sandler praised the streaming service for their support and collaboration.

“They were very supportive, [they] had my back the whole time,” he told Variety. Sandler attested to Netflix’s contribution of original ideas to the production, which lent a fresh perspective on the western comedy subgenre.  The film follows the quest of a white man raised by Native Americans and his five half-brothers to rescue their kidnapped outlaw father.

“We were just trying to make as good of a western as we could make and we tried to make it as funny as we could make it,” Sandler said.

Director Frank Coraci also discussed »

- Alyssa Sage

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The Ridiculous 6 Trailer Is Predictably Loathsome

29 October 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first trailer for The Ridiculous 6, Netflix’s first Sandler “comedy,” arrived yesterday, and though it’s been embedded at the top of this article, that’s far from a recommendation on my behalf that you watch it.

You see, though this is apparently meant to be a funny movie, there are absolutely zero laughs to be found in the preview. Instead, what we’ve got is an assortment of offensive stereotypes of Native Americans; some dumb exposition about why Sandler’s character, White Knife (ugh), ends up journeying across the Old West; people falling out of buildings; and a grotesquely long list of the actors cash-strapped enough to take on supporting roles. So, if you choose to skip it, you’re not missing much.

Click‘s Frank Coraci is reuniting with Sandler to direct The Ridiculous 6, which also stars Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Netflix's 'Ridiculous 6' Trailer: Adam Sandler Leads The West's Most Unwanted

27 October 2015 10:07 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The trailer for Netflix's Ridiculous 6, starring Adam Sandler and a bunch of other guys, is here. Check it out below!

The large cast includes Twilight's Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake SheltonWhitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell CrawfordSteve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice.

Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nolte will play Sandler’s long-lost father; Parnell a bank manager; Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Cummings his flirtatious wife. Forte and Trejo will play the leaders of rival gangs, while Buscemi will play a local jack-of-all-trades. Shelton is in line to play Wyatt Earp, while Vanilla Ice has been tipped to play Mark Twain. »

- Laura Frances

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Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous 6 Gets A Trailer

27 October 2015 4:35 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The first in a four picture deal between Adam Sandler and Netflix, you have probably heard about The Ridiculous 6 because of the fierce controversy surrounding it and the fact that a number of Native American performers walking off set due to racially sensitive material. Despite that bit of bad press, the first trailer for the comedy western about a gang of outlaw half-brothers is here,’s an Adam Sandler movie, we know what to expect by now. While it elicited nary a chuckle from me, I have to hand it to Sandler and and his go to director Frank Coraci (Click, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer) for assembling a pretty decent cast. Sure, the Sandler regulars are there (Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz, Steve Buscemi etc.), but it also has Harvey Kietel, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Nick Nolte, Luke Wilson, and John Tuturro in the mix too. »

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Adam Sandler in First Trailer for Netflix's Comedy 'The Ridiculous Six'

27 October 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"Who are you people?!" "We are the Stockburn Brothers!" Netflix has debuted the first trailer for the new comedy from Frank Coraci and Adam Sandler titled The Ridiculous Six. It's a western starring Adam Sandler as Tommy "White Knife" Stockburn who goes on a wild west adventure with his five brothers. The impressive comedic cast includes Steve Buscemi, Taylor Lautner, Terry Crews, Norm MacDonald, Danny Trejo, Will Forte, Nick Nolte, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn and David Spade. If the cheesy lines don't sell you, maybe that cast will. This really does not look good at all, but maybe that's just my sense of humor, or... it's way too overdone. Not a moment of this made me laugh. It just looks ridiculous. Have fun! Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Frank Coraci's The Ridiculous Six, direct from Netflix's YouTube: Synopsis: When his long-lost outlaw father returns, Tommy "White »

- Alex Billington

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Watch Goofy Trailer for Adam Sandler's Western 'Ridiculous 6'

27 October 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

To the chagrin of his detractors, Adam Sandler has become a true icon of contemporary American cinema, the comedian a multiplex fixture on par with Tom Cruise, bags of popcorn and infinitely larger bags of popcorn for just 50 cents more. So, even if Sandler may not be the most critically lauded superstar in Hollywood, it was still a game-changer when he announced that four of his upcoming films would be exclusively released on Netflix ("'Netflix' rhymes with 'wet chicks,'" he explained). Now, a little over a year later, the »

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Netflix's 'Ridiculous 6' Trailer Has Adam Sandler in the Old West

27 October 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam Sandler is galloping to Netflix this December in the original comedy movie The Ridiculous 6. The first trailer and poster have arrived, and it actually looks, dare we say, funny? The popular comedian is joined by a cavalcade of stars for this bizarre Western that is certainly unlike anything you've ever seen before. Unless you've seen some of Adam Sandler's more off-the-wall movies like Little Nicky and You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

The Ridiculous 6 is the first of four Adam Sandler movies produced exclusively for Netflix. The jaw-dropping cast includes Adam Sandler's Grown Ups 2 co-star Taylor Lautner. The former Twilight heartthrob makes up one of the 6, and is joined by Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Rob Schneider and Luke Wilson.

But they're not the only comedy luminaries making an appearance in this throw back to such 70s classics as Blazing Saddles and The Frisco Kid. »

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Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous 6 gets a trailer & poster

27 October 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A little while ago Adam Sandler signed an exclusive, four-picture deal with Netflix, and this coming December the first of those four movies hit the streaming service. The Ridiculous 6 will debut around the globe on December 11.

The movie features an all-star cast, including Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, as well as Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford. Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice also appear.

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Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nolte will play Sandler’s long-lost father; Parnell a bank manager; Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Cummings his flirtatious wife. Forte and Trejo will play the leaders of rival gangs, »

- Paul Heath

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Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six’ First Trailer Introduces a Goofy Gang of Multicultural Brothers (Video)

27 October 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adam Sandler saddles up as Tommy, a.k.a. White Knife, in the first full trailer for Netflix’s “The Ridiculous 6,” which centers around a goofy gang of multicultural brothers. Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, Steve Buscemi and Nick Nolte co-star. Nolte plays the gang’s long-lost father, while Sandler’s character is an outlaw raised by Indians. Frank Coraci (“The Wedding Singer”) is directing from a script that Tim Herlihy co-wrote with Sandler, who is producing along with Allen Covert. Happy Madison’s Heather Parry and Barry Bernardi are executive producing the film, which will »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Sandler to Have Biggest Opening Weekend of His Career with 'Hotel Transylvania 2'? Think Again.

26 September 2015 9:54 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early weekend box office estimates found at The report adds that some “rival studio box office analysts” believe Hotel Transylvania 2 may actually pass the $50 million mark. On Friday, Sept. 25, '15, it collected a better than expected (estimated) $13.5 million. »

- Zac Gille

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Marvel vs. Pixels: Weekend Box Office Will Be Fight to the Death Between Sandler Critical Dud and Ant-Man Rudd

24 July 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People., for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »

- Zac Gille

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'Pixels' (2015) Movie Review

23 July 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Even as an Adam Sandler/Kevin James-vehicle, Pixels deserves to be more inspired. The arcade-loving, '80s-centric action-comedy transitioned to the big screen from Patrick Jean's inventive world-domination-by-8-bits short film wields the fine set pieces, tech resources and token-required games to earn a top score. But Sandler and his team don't even attempt to advance to the next level, constantly drawing on the comedian's trademark sophomoric cheat codes to hastily produce what's essentially the poor man's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, global-annihilation movie. Make no mistake: this is a Happy Madison production through-and-through. Minus extensive pratfall jokes with James or unnecessary Rob Schneider or Steve Buscemi pop-ups, almost every check mark from the Sandler production list is marked. Cheap insults directed towards one physical trait from different supporting charactersc Check. Sandler getting the out-of-his-league girl (in this case, Michelle Monaghan) because he's our main slubby do-gooderc You bet. »

- Will Ashton

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Adam Sandler on Ridiculous Six controversy: "a misunderstanding"

20 July 2015 10:52 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ahead of the release of his new film, Pixels, Adam Sandler has sprung to the defence of his upcoming western, The Ridiculous Six...

Earlier this year, Adam Sandler's first film for Netflix - comedy western The Ridiculous Six - found itself in the headlines when Native American actors walked off the film. The film was accused of being "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture, with one actor, Loren Anthony, telling AP that "right from the get-go, it didn't feel right. But we let it go". However, Anthony added that "once we found out more about the script, we felt it was totally disrespectful to elders and Native women".

Reportedly, character names in the movie include Beaver's Breath and No Bra. Sandler has co-written the movie, which has been described as a "broad satire of western movies".

Now, nearly three months after the controversy first surfaced, Adam Sandler himself has responded to the criticisms. »

- simonbrew

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