Movie Review: The Ridiculous 6

Adam Sandler has made quite a lot of movies over the years.  Some have been decently funny, and some down-right stupid.  I’m not a big fan of his works, but there have been a few of his movies that have “tickled my fancy” and were enjoyable.  His latest foray into film was a ‘spaghetti western’ called “The Ridiculous 6” which was released exclusively on Netflix.

A ‘Spaghetti Western’ is typically a comedic version of american history that was generally produced during the 1960’s and 70’s by Italian directors.  They often featured excessive violence, terrible sound effects and subtitles.  Over the years they became a platform to create comedy films about the american mid west during the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, when cowboys and indians were prevalent.

The Ridiculous 6 is a perfect example of a spaghetti western.  The story features a white man by the name of Tommy, who was orphaned when his mom was gunned down, and he was adopted and raised by Indians.  In the beginning of the story you learn he is to be married to his Indian bride when his long lost father shows up and explains that he is a criminal, and has buried a large treasure for him to find.  When Tommy’s father is abducted by his former gang because he buried all their treasure, and they want it back, it begins a journey for Tommy to find the buried treasure, and also discover that his father had many sons with many different women.  As this is discovered, they all form a gang called “The Ridiculous 6

In typical Adam Sandler movie fashion, this movie is full of ‘off-the-wall’ comedy, jokes and even a bit of comedic violence.  Most of it is done tastefully, well as tasteful as you can get being an Adam Sandler movie.  The movie itself was well done, and has a huge star-studded cast.  Some big names on the list are:

  • Terry Crews
  • Jorge Garcia
  • Taylor Lautner
  • Rob Schneider
  • Luke Wilson
  • Steve Zahn
  • Nick Nolte
  • Harvey Keitel
  • Jon Lovitz
  • David Spade
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Blake Shelton

The movie ending is as predictable as you would expect, but I found it decently entertaining to watch, and it kept me interested throughout the whole film.  The addition of all the stars in the movie was a nice feature, as some of them the make-up is so well done you don’t realize at first who it is.

If you enjoy Adam Sandler movies enough to at least be interested in watching them, then I would recommend that you see this movie.  If you like silly comedy’s, this one is definitely for you.  It’s currently only available on Netflix, so you will need access to Netflix in order to watch it.

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