Balls of Fury (2007)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Tasteless, yet harmless, Balls of Fury nevertheless fails to generate enough laughs despite its lowbrow intentions.


Movie Info

A disgraced former ping pong champion is drawn back into the world of high-stakes table tennis to carry out a top-secret mission in the feature directorial debut of Reno 911! writer/director Ben Garant. Far removed from the rigidly regulated world of professional sports, clandestine ping pong tournaments offer thrilling competition where only the strong survive. There was a time when the mere mention of the name Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) was enough to make even those most hardened ping pong … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sex-related humor, and for language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2007
Box Office: $32.8M
Runtime:
Focus/Rogue Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Randy Daytona

as Agent Ernie Rodrigue...

as Maggie Wong

as Master Wong

as Freddy

as Sgt. Pete Daytona

as Mahogany

as Karl Wolfschtagg

as Mysterious Asian Man

as Young Randy--12 Year...

as Groundskeeper

as TV Producer

as TV Producer

as Teenage Fan

as Rick The Birdmaster

as Den Mother

as Sportscaster

as The Dragon

as Branch Director

as Techie

as Mob Boss

as Jeff--Bathroom Atten...

as Male Courtesan No. 1

as Male Courtesan No. 2

as Crazed East German F...

as North Korean Athlete

as North Korean Attache

as North Korean General

as Gardener

as Commanding Officer

as Umberto Dinovi

as Wedge McDonald

as Coach Schmidt

as Feng's Bodyguard
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Critic Reviews for Balls of Fury

All Critics (132) | Top Critics (33)

CGI-assisted ping pong and lame gags about dead pandas, simpering homos and 'Antiques Roadshow'.

Full Review… | December 28, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

[Is it] good? Heavens, no. But it has its seedy charms.

Full Review… | June 3, 2009

Comedians like Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Ben Stiller can get away with lesser material because just looking at them can elicit laughs. Dan Fogler is not in that category.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
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Full Review… | January 14, 2008
Movies for the Masses

A horrendously written and acted movie which even Walken can't save.

Full Review… | December 28, 2007
This is London

A daft, disappointing comedy.

Full Review… | December 28, 2007
Sun Online

Audience Reviews for Balls of Fury

½

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

One of those movies that makes you wonder why the hell anyone would make something like this. It wasn't funny at all, and I wasted an hour and a half of my life.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

Balls of Fury may not be the best comedy, but it is lots of fun despite the fact that the plot is stupid. If you're in the mood for a mindless comedy, Balls of Fury may be that comedy to watch. The jokes are funny and despite the fact that it lacks a little something to really make it a great comedy film, Balls of Fury is simply a fun film. Sure this won't win any prizes, but for what it is; it's a fun time waster that has some good laughs. Dan Fogler is pretty funny, but Christopher Walken steals the show. Overall Balls of Fury is a good comedy that is better than what people have said about the film. The best way to describe the film is that it's good natured, mindless fun. And if you're looking for a good time waster, Balls of Fury will be that film. Not perfect, but it has enough laughs to keep you entertained. I enjoyed this film for what it was, and if you can look past the fact that it's very silly, you're to enjoy it too. As far as comedy films are concerned, Balls of Fury may not be the best, but it definitely isn't the worst. Enjoyable even if it's flawed in its conception. Balls of Fury is an average comedy with good laughs, just don't expect anything great, expect something fun and entertaining and that's what you get with this film. A fun film that is fun to watch with friends.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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