The Chaperone
Official film poster
Directed byStephen Herek
Written byS.J. Roth
Produced by
  • David Calloway
  • Nancy Hirami
  • Todd Lewis
CinematographyKenneth Zunder
Edited byMichel Aller
Music byJim Johnston
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films
Release date
  • February 18, 2011 (2011-02-18)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$8.2 million[1]
Box office$30,515[2]

The Chaperone is a 2011 American crime comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, and also produced by WWE Studios. It stars Triple H, Yeardley Smith, Ariel Winter, Kevin Corrigan, José Zúñiga, Kevin Rankin, Enrico Colantoni, and Israel Broussard.


Ray Bradstone (Triple H), a talented getaway driver, is determined to go straight, be a better parent to his daughter Sally (Ariel Winter), and make amends with his ex-wife, Lynne (Annabeth Gish). As Ray struggles to find honest work, he agrees to take one last job with his old bank-robbing crew, led by Phillip Larue (Kevin Corrigan). Ray changes his mind at the last second, choosing to chaperone a field trip with Sally's class and leaving the thieves without a worthy means of escape. The robbery is a disaster and now Ray must deal with an enraged Larue while driving a school bus full of kids.



The Chaperone met with negative reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 29% based on 17 reviews, with an average rating of 3.7/10.[3] Metacritic gives a score of 33/100 based on reviews from 11 critics.[4]

Eric Kohn of Indiewire graded the film a C-, saying that it had flat direction and a mediocre script and said "As a vehicle for WWE champ Paul "Triple H" Levesque, it's haplessly stuck on cruise control."[5] Nick Schager of Slant Magazine gave it half-a-star out of four, criticizing the script, direction and characters saying that "this hulk-with-a-heart-of-gold fable embraces banalities with a vigor matched only by its lack of imagination."[6]


Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actress[7] Ariel Winter Nominated


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  2. ^ "The Chaperone". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
  3. ^ The Chaperone at Rotten Tomatoes
  4. ^ The Chaperone at Metacritic
  5. ^ Kohn, Eric (2011-02-18). "REVIEW: Triple H on Autopilot In Bland WWE Product "The Chaperone"". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  6. ^ Schager, Nick (2011-02-15). "The Chaperone: Film Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  7. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved March 31, 2012.