Balls of Fury Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 30, 2007
Just another dumb, lowbrow comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 29, 2007
Ben Garant fumbles the formula he's mocking, denying us the spectacular and hilarious matches that the story demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 29, 2007
Don't expect me to explain the rules and purposes of the tournament, if it has any. I was preoccupied with observing the sheer absurdity of everything on the screen...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
September 7, 2007
Super BAD!
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 4, 2007
This movie is deadly.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 29, 2007
There are laughs in Balls, but not nearly enough of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 24, 2007
To put this miscalculation in terms the filmmakers will understand, they don't Armageddon it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 1, 2007
An Enter the Dragon parody? Really? Did it take 34 years to come up with a really good premise?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
August 29, 2007
No. No. No.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 29, 2007
Nothing original, nothing outrageous.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 29, 2007
Balls of Fury is bad, but it's not really bad, and I suppose that's a victory of sorts.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
August 29, 2007
A loose string of emaciated ideas that probably cracked up the writer's room, but on the screen it looks sloppy and unrehearsed.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 14, 2007
Is there anything dumber than a dumb ping pong joke?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
August 28, 2007
How much you'll enjoy Balls of Fury depends solely on whether you're into juvenile humor, groin shots, and pratfalls.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
August 29, 2007
This is a one-joke movie, and it's a joke that's been done dozens of times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Slapstick ping-pong comedy has very slight bounce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 29, 2007
The gags are either obvious, lame, ineptly timed or repeated so many times as to render them devoid of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 30, 2007
Director and co-writer Robert Ben Garant can't deliver a single joke without forecasting it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Drew Toal
Time Out
January 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 1, 2007

Screen International
September 8, 2007
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