This feature-length commercial for Major League Baseball covers all the cross-marketing bases.
| Original Score: 2/5
A mild and forgettable baseball comedy.
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.
Bernie Mac carries this risqué minor league film.
| Original Score: 3/5
This one's out of the park.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Deliberately Louisville-slugs its audience over the head.
One wishes that the screenplay were as accomplished as the actors, but one can't have everything.
Mac gets a rare opportunity to showcase his true dramatic range as an actor.
Mr. 3000 has nothing extraordinary to contribute to the ever-growing pile of sports movies with an ineffective artillery of weak comedy and romance.
Somewhat surprising twist at the end makes MR. 3000 interesting, but this happens too late to improve generally disappointing impression of this film.
| Original Score: 3/10
A solid, enjoyable early Autumn baseball film, and just in time for the MLB playoffs.
| Original Score: B+
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
| Original Score: 5/10
It's something that goes through the motions of being a movie without really bothering to make it all the way through.
A minor league film about major league baseball.
| Original Score: C+
A film with some real heart...
| Original Score: B
There are big laughs along the way, but it's Mr. 3000's unflinchingness in reaching feelgood payoffs that's most gripping.