• PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Charles Stone III
    In Theaters:
    Sep 17, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 1, 2005
  • Buena Vista Pictures

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Mr. 3000 Reviews

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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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.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 12, 2014
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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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.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

May 12, 2014
Sloan Freer
Radio Times

An arrogant former sportsman learns a lesson in humility in this predictable comedy.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2014
Dennis King
Tulsa World

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

Full Review Source: Tulsa World

May 12, 2014
Adam Nayman

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

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 2/5

March 21, 2011
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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A mild and forgettable baseball comedy.

Full Review Source: AV Club

March 21, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 21, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Bernie Mac carries this risqué minor league film.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 26, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This one's out of the park.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

August 14, 2007
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today

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.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

September 27, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Jonathan Crocker
Time Out
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Deliberately Louisville-slugs its audience over the head.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Michael Dequina

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

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

July 11, 2005
Jason Zingale

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

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2/5

July 5, 2005
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3/10

June 26, 2005
Bill Clark

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

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: B+

June 21, 2005
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2005
David Nusair
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Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2005
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

February 3, 2005
David Cornelius

It's something that goes through the motions of being a movie without really bothering to make it all the way through.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 2, 2005
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