WWE’s ‘The Chaperone’ In Theaters Today; The Reviews Are In

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Triple H’s new movie “The Chaperone,” produced by WWE Studios, hits theaters today on a limited release. The film will be released on DVD and Blu Ray on Tuesday, March 8th. First reviews are coming in, with most critics giving it unfavorable reviews. RottenTomatoes.com, which aggregates critic reviews, currently gives the movie a rating of 21% off reviews.

Here’s a sample of what some mainstream publications are saying about The Chaperone:

Variety: “Presumably there’s an audience out there for old-fashioned, poorly written, unevenly thesped, family-friendly tales of redemption starring beefy wrestlers and a bunch of kids, but it’s difficult to imagine who.”

Hollywood Reporter: “This lame WWE produced family comedy isn’t likely to turn wrestling star Paul “Triple H” Levesque into a household name.”

Los Angeles Times: “Like last year’s “Legendary” and “Knucklehead,” which didn’t exactly slam moviegoers to the mat with their entertainment chops, this haphazardly clichéd comedy-drama about redemption similarly suffers.”

New York Post: “Stephen Herek’s “The Chaperone” is dreadful enough to make you wish Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was still making family movies. Wrestling champ Paul “Triple H” Levesque is a fairly painless screen presence, but his taste in scripts may be even worse than former WWE colleague Johnson’s.”

Roger Moore: “As funny as these guys can be when they work themselves into a purple-faced rage yelling at the TV camera, none of the current generation of wrestler-actors seem to have the charisma or comic gifts of a Hulk Hogan or Dwayne Johnson.”

Filmcritic.com: “If WWE is going to continue to insist on placing its stars in ill-fitting projects like this, the least it could do is spring for some livelier material.”

New York Observer: “As long as the poker-faced “Triple H” is the centerpiece, The Chaperone is not without moments of genuine sweetness. Best of all, he is the most unpretentious and least flamboyant human juggernaut to ever hit the screen.”

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