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Balls of Fury Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 23, 2016
On some subterranean level, it's a study of how celebrity agents can coerce a talented veteran actor into participating in one of the most painfully unfunny comedies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
June 3, 2009
[Is it] good? Heavens, no. But it has its seedy charms.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 14, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
December 28, 2007
A horrendously written and acted movie which even Walken can't save.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Sun Online
December 28, 2007
A daft, disappointing comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 28, 2007
This comedy raises the odd laugh, largely from an absurd appearance by Christopher Walken as a sinister martial-arts kingpin villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
December 28, 2007
It's a hodge-podge of Enter The Dragon and Blades Of Glory, yet infinitely worse than either. In short, a film about bouncing balls with the bounce of an anvil.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Hall
Film4
December 28, 2007
Cut a ping-pong ball in half, draw a large black dot in the centre of each then carefully insert around your eye-sockets- you'll raise more laughs than this film manages.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jamie Russell
Total Film
December 28, 2007
Enter The Dragon meets Shaolin Soccer meets Dodgeball - just with infinitely smaller balls. A camp turn from Christopher Walken astounds but it'll be funnier if you wait for the DVD and lubricate it with a six-pack. Or three.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
December 28, 2007
CGI-assisted ping pong and lame gags about dead pandas, simpering homos and 'Antiques Roadshow'.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 27, 2007
Balls of Fury isn't quite as funny as it thinks it is, but there are some good gags and it's worth seeing for Christopher Walken's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
December 26, 2007
Bad acting, writing and jokes... Apart from a few funny gags that save this from one-star ignominy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
December 25, 2007
It's good natured enough, but laughs are thin on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
December 19, 2007
In perhaps the movie's sole bit of irony, it completely lacks what it boasts so furiously--balls.
December 4, 2007
crap
| Original Score: 0/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 1, 2007
A good-natured, easy-to-take goof.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 22, 2007
There are just enough interesting characters, along with dozens of fresh ideas relating to ping-pong, to keep the audience along for the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Slapstick ping-pong comedy has very slight bounce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 23, 2007
Ancient Chinese saying: tiny ball with no laugh, make bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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