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BASEketball (1998)

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29

Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 10

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BASEketball tells the tale of three slackers who make up a new, pure and innocent sport in their driveway, only to find it turned into a major corporate and wildly popular professional league.

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Comedy

David Zucker, Robert LoCash, Lewis Friedman, Jeff Wright

Dec 29, 1998

Universal Pictures

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I was bored well before the end, but found the first half hour pretty funny.

March 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Jenny McCarthy and Ernest Borgnine -- together at last.

March 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Newsweek
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Their incessant, obscene banter is meant to be endearing; their total lack of presence makes it simply annoying.

March 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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What kind of movie is it where Yasmine Bleeth is the best thing about it?

March 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Post | Comments (2)
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The vulgar, obvious humor of Zucker brother David and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone elicits easy, guilty laughs, yet the material has an underlying innocence that's just shy of good clean fun.

March 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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The kind of flick that serves itself up as the object of its own satire.

April 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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You can't help feeling that the whole project must have begun as an off-the-cuff joke which some studio executive took seriously and greenlighted.

March 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
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Is it dumb? You bet. Is it funny? Sporadically.

March 25, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Comments (4)
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An inane, painfully unfunny comedy.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

With writing like this, can an Academy Award be far behind?

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Screw you guys, I'm not going home...until the movie's over, that is.

January 16, 2003
New Times

There's plenty of ammunition for a satire of pro sports -- and BASEketball isn't it.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix
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I have a terrible confession to make: I laughed myself silly at BASEketball.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

A grand slam!

September 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal
Montreal Film Journal

the studio should have furnished each ticket-buyer with a free six-pack. ... Putting it in an alcohol-free theatrical setting makes about as much sense as packing a suitcase for your trip to Nudestock.

June 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Degenerates into a tedious series of unamusing and rather forced gross-out gags.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Comment (1)
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The chief problem is this film is too much in love with itself, too much in awe at what they can get away with.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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This one went wrong somehwere, and is just gross, dumb and insulting.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

BASEketball is a dog of a movie and that anyone paying to see it is hurting for a life. But then, you knew that.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
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Audience Reviews for BASEketball

The creators of South Park trade their voice-over and production abilities for on-screen acting abilities, which makes BASEketball just as hysterical. The films cross-over script will be enjoyable for those who crave sports or comedy, but it's just downright gaudy of a film. 3.5/5
July 24, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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BASEketball is a pretty decent comedy that is pure mindless entertainment. To watch this film, you really need to empty your mind, and enjoy. Starring the creators of South Park, BASEketball is a sports film about a sport combining Baseball and Basketball. The film has some laughs throughout and it relies on crude, vulgar comedy to make the audience. If you're familiar with South Park, then this should be no surprise. This film is funny, but I felt it could have been much better than what it turned out to be. The jokes are offensive, but it manages to make you laugh, but the film did have potential of being something far better. I mean you get David Zucker direct the two guys who created South Park in a film and you're sure to get something very funny. As it stands, the film is worth watching, has some good laughs, but lacks something to really make it stand out. The film works well as a mindless Friday night viewing with friends but if you're looking for a great comedy, pass up on this one. This is a pure mindless comedy that has some crude humor, a so-so plot and decent acting. The film is nothing too special, but is a must see for fans of South Park. I found the film enjoyable, but thought it could have been much better too.
As far as comedies go, BASEketball definitely does deliver, but lacks in some areas, and you realize that it could have been a better film. This had the potential of being a great film, but it ends up being a decent film. For what it is, it's an enjoyable, crazy ride that is sure to make you laugh if you're in the right state of mind.
June 24, 2012
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Well it was watchable.
September 28, 2011
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Wahida K

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Douglas "Swish" Reemer: Listen to me little bitch! You either go out there and make that shot or I'm gonna shove your head so far up your fuckin' ass, you'll have to wear yourself as a hat! 

"Two guys invented a game... and turned the sports world upside down!"

BASEketball is stupid humor at it's stupidest. The first 45 minutes are pretty funny, but then it just gets old. I really like Trey Parker and Matt Stone. They did create one of the best shows of all-time. But this movie does start to be kind of dull after awhile. The only time I really laughed in the last 20 minutes was when Trey Parker did his Cartman voice.

I did really like the dialogue between Bob Costas and Al Michaels during the games. Especially when they are talking about television shows. As for the movie as a whole; I can take it or leave it. It has it's moments, such as the dildo scene. As a spoof; I really don't think it worked very well.

BASEketball is a movie I don't care for all that much, but I can see myself watching again. You don't really have to pay too much attention to what is going on and there are laughs to be had.
August 6, 2011
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Melvin White

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    1. Joe Cooper: I hear your sister is going out with SQUEAK!
    – Submitted by Jamey B (2 years ago)
    1. Doug Remer: Listen to me little bitch! You either go out there and make that shot or I'm gonna shove your head so far up your fuckin' ass, you'll have to wear yourself as a hat!
    – Submitted by Steven K (2 years ago)
    1. Joe Cooper: Dr. Kaiser! We graduated high school with your daughter!
    – Submitted by Jamey B (2 years ago)
    1. Doug Remer: Coop, do you know what you're doing?
    2. Joe Cooper: What's it look like?
    3. Doug Remer: An execution?
    4. Joe Cooper: [in Scottish accent] Damn it man, I'm trying to save an innocent life!
    5. Doug Remer: [also in Scottish accent] I'm giving her all I've got, captain!
    6. Joe Cooper: [in Scottish accent] I love ya. Always have.
    – Submitted by Sean N (2 years ago)
    1. Joe Cooper: Steve Perry, Steve Perry. 'And I should've been gone long ago...' Alright you missed it!
    2. Doug Remer: Dude! You said no more Journey Psyche Out's!
    – Submitted by Jason N (3 years ago)
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