Guys and Balls Reviews

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Top Critic
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
May 26, 2006
It's surefire entertainment: loopy and predictable, but tremendously likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Melissa Levine
Village Voice
May 2, 2006
It sounds like gay porn, but it's actually a delightful romantic comedy from Germany.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 28, 2006
If there's a gay cliche who doesn't flounce through this feel-good German comedy, he must have been out of town when the casting call went out, but its fundamental good nature is tough to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Adam Nayman
L.A. Weekly
April 27, 2006
Guys and Balls is an inventory of such cliches, but at least they're trotted out with a modicum of proficiency.
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
October 20, 2005
This jubilant, exhilarating film works like a wonder tonic. It's as captivating as they come, by its very definition a big, fat, fantastic crowd pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
October 1, 2006
a by-the-book redemption-through-sports story with a few laughs, a few clichés, and those few annoying stereotypes that could have easily been omitted
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
May 25, 2006
A by-the-numbers ensemble dramedy that hits every underdog and gay-fish- out-of-water cliche on the nose.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
May 20, 2006
Hormann provides a light enough touch to make the proceedings palatable, if not quite enjoyable.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 28, 2006
With commendable literalness, the makers of the German soccer comedy Guys and Balls have settled on a title as cheerfully unsubtle as every one of the film's jokes.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 28, 2006
Though it does elicit some laughs, we've seen this story of over-achieving underdogs too many times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
Movies.com
April 28, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian D. Schiller
Slant Magazine
April 24, 2006
Having seen Wet Hot American Summer, it's impossible to take any film seriously that follows the formula 'lovable band of misfits undergoes wacky training montage to come back and beat the evil team.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
July 9, 2005
The sexuality of the protagonists is just another plot twist in this mildly funny sports comedy that never seems to accept its characters as people rather than cliches.
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