BASEketball Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 19, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's not very funny and tries to buy laughs with puerile shocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
There's plenty of ammunition for a satire of pro sports -- and BASEketball isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 25, 2008
I was bored well before the end, but found the first half hour pretty funny.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
This one went wrong somehwere, and is just gross, dumb and insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
With writing like this, can an Academy Award be far behind?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
If you're old enough to see this movie without a parent or guardian and all that sounds encouraging, this review has failed, and failed badly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
An inane, painfully unfunny comedy.
| Original Score: 0/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 9, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
February 17, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 12, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
In the end, the surprisingly funny, though vulgar, energy of the first 30 minutes, is traded for distracted and unfocused vulgarity, without the inspired lampoonery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The idea of creating a loose plot outline and costly sets just so two goofballs can clown around and improvise onscreen might sound fun if you're the two goofballs. But it's a chore if you're a member of the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The comedy sets up some very big targets -- the commercialization of sport, crass franchise owners, sentimental idolatry of players, exploitation of foreign workers by superstar merchandisers -- and then lobs tiny spitballs at them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edvins Beitiks
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
BASEketball is a dog of a movie and that anyone paying to see it is hurting for a life. But then, you knew that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
The kind of flick that serves itself up as the object of its own satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 21, 2002
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.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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