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Mr. 3000

Mr. 3000 (2004)



Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 112
Fresh: 61 | Rotten: 51

Bernie Mac demonstrates he can play the game even if the movie's a few innings short of a complete game.


Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 40
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 18

Bernie Mac demonstrates he can play the game even if the movie's a few innings short of a complete game.



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Directed by Charles Stone III, Mr. 3000 revolves around over-the-hill baseball star Stan Ross (Bernie Mac), who retired after making what he thought was his 3,000th base hit for the Milwaukee Brewers (i.e. the exact amount of hits it takes to qualify for the Hall of Fame). Though he shocked his teammates by quitting in the middle of the game, certain that his Hall of Fame position was in the bag, complications arise when he discovers that three of his hits during his ten-year career had been



Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell

Feb 1, 2005


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This fuzzy baseball story about a conceited player (Bernie Mac) who comes out of retirement to fix his record (he's three hits short of the magic three thousand) is a major letdown.

May 12, 2014 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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Bernie Mac plays a baseball-star version of his corrosive TV-show persona in Mr. 3000, a comedy that's essentially an extended ad for ESPN. Ironically, though, the insertion of real-life media provides the film's few laughs.

May 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Associated Press
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A mild and forgettable baseball comedy.

March 21, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club
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There are no big surprises, but Mac and director Charles Stone III hit all the right dramatic notes, and Angela Bassett is reliably smart and sexy as Mac's love interest.

March 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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This one's out of the park.

August 14, 2007
Rolling Stone
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Deliberately Louisville-slugs its audience over the head.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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An arrogant former sportsman learns a lesson in humility in this predictable comedy.

May 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

Mac's rascally charm and deceptive gravity give promise of more substance than the movie finally delivers.

May 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Tulsa World
Tulsa World

This feature-length commercial for Major League Baseball covers all the cross-marketing bases.

March 21, 2011 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY

Bernie Mac carries this risqué minor league film.

December 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Bernie Mac has a talent for cussing. It's a talent that can take you pretty far in the entertainment industry, but it still can't carry a movie, as Mr. 3000 demonstrates.

September 27, 2006
Christianity Today

The movie may not rank in the Hall of Fame for baseball flicks, but Stone and his star do honor to the heart of the game, and provide enough comedy curve balls to stay above the fray of the encroaching clichés.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Mac gets a rare opportunity to showcase his true dramatic range as an actor.

July 11, 2005 Full Review Source:

Mr. 3000 has nothing extraordinary to contribute to the ever-growing pile of sports movies with an ineffective artillery of weak comedy and romance.

July 5, 2005 Full Review Source:

Somewhat surprising twist at the end makes MR. 3000 interesting, but this happens too late to improve generally disappointing impression of this film.

June 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews

A solid, enjoyable early Autumn baseball film, and just in time for the MLB playoffs.

June 21, 2005 Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony

It's a team sport, but the story belongs to the individual, which gives the otherwise comfortable corniness of Mr. 3000 its meta-celebrity subtext.

February 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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February 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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I can think of no compelling reason for anyone but a confirmed Bernie Mac fan wanting to watch it. I was already pretty much out of this ball game just a few innings in.

February 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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It's something that goes through the motions of being a movie without really bothering to make it all the way through.

February 2, 2005 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Mr. 3000

Essentially a "Major League" "rethinking" (meaning they blatantly stole the plot), with the story emphasis concentrated mainly on the old timer's personal redemption. That being said, its a pretty good sports movie, Bernie Mac literally astounding as the big cheesy ham in love with himself who learns better. Definitely a keeper with great character performances soundly
backing up Bernie's play.
March 25, 2013

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As far as baseball comedies are concerned, Mr. 3000 is nothing compared to the likes of Major League or The Sandlot but is nonetheless a worthwhile film to watch due to good on-screen presence by lead actor Bernie Mac. The comedy is good here, but at times there are parts where the comedy could have been improved upon. The film manages to overcome its flaws by its good story and well balanced cast that just light up the screen. Now this isn't a perfect comedy, but it is definitely better than many other films in the genre, and it is better than the Benchwarmers and the Sandlot sequels. Bernie Mac is good here and is perfect for the role that he plays. The film has a good mix of comedy into its plot, but like I've said, some parts it lacks a bit and there was room for improvement. The film is worth seeing if you love the sport or a well acted comedy with heart. The film is entertaining from start to finish due to its plot and effective cast. If you want mindless entertainment, this is a perfect film to watch. Although the comedy is at times slow, Bernie Mac is fun to watch and he is perfect in his performance. If the film would have been rewritten and the jokes would have been reworked slightly, then this would truly have been a memorable comedy. As it stands, it's a good comedy, but one that had the potential of being a much better film. But Mr. 3000 is not a bad film, and it is quite good and is quite frankly underrated. Give it a shot; you might enjoy it for what it's worth.
March 11, 2013
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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"Bernie Mac is perfectly cast in Mr. 3000" thats like saying Paris Hilton was perfectly cast in 'the simple life'
August 4, 2009

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Big Horse Borelli: You know, a lot of people said that Stan only looked out for himself, that he wasn't a team player. But I'm here to tell you, if you get 3000 hits, you don't have to be a team player. If you have a lifetime .314 average, you don't have to be a good guy. If you lead the league in batting for three years, you can be the biggest jerk in the world!

Bernie Mac stars as a baseball player who quit the game after getting his 3000th hit. Problem is, years later, when up for a spot in the hall of fame, it is learned that he is in fact 3 hits shy of 3000. Now, to keep his title as Mr. 3000, he has to get back in the game, despite his past ego making him unlikable.

The movie itself is somewhat formulaic, with an ok enough way of playing itself out, but Bernie Mac is enough of a good presence to make this movie enjoyable.

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July 27, 2008

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