Opening

33% As Above/So Below Aug 29
34% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
74% The Congress Aug 29
59% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

Premieres Tonight

88% The Cosmopolitans: Season One

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
58% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

National Lampoon's Blackball (2005)

tomatometer

No Reviews Yet...

Release Date: Feb 11, 2005 Wide

audience

42

liked it
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 7,299

My Rating

Movie Info

It's the weight of tradition versus youthful vigor when loudmouth Torquay lawn bowling superstar Cliff Starkey (Paul Kaye) catches wind of an upcoming championship match between England and heated rivals Australia. He's determined to make the national team in a bid to bring his sport-of-choice into the new millennium. Quickly acquiring a flashy American agent (Vince Vaughn) and becoming the most popular player in England, Cliff vows to dethrone traditionalist champion Ray Speight (James

R,

Comedy

Feb 15, 2005

First Look - Official Site External Icon

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (8) | DVD (9)

It just winds up as another filmmaking exercise where it's thought that the story is there, but in reality, it got drunk at the corner bar and puked all over the characters.

April 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Shares very little in common with the anarchic humor of the magazine, live shows, records or movies that made the Lampoon name so venerated in the first place.

February 11, 2005 Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com
FilmJerk.com

Blackball is a cinematic dirty bomb, a mediocre "comedy" that offers as many laughs as a dentist's drill.

February 11, 2005 Full Review
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Only occasionally does Blackball rise to the level of something that would stop you from flipping channels on TV.

February 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star

...another variation on the "snobs versus slobs" formula codified by Caddyshack

February 6, 2005 Full Review
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

a humorless bit of nonsense

January 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

A fine comic cast, an irreverent script, and a lot of balls.

October 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

Audience Reviews for National Lampoon's Blackball

National Lampoon? If you say so, it is still a very disappointing film!
September 30, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Well, besides the unbelievable stupidy and and horrible satiric regime, the foulest feature of this movie was Paul Kaye. I couldn't understand a single word he said. Was he talking or just chewing with his mouth open?... the world may never know
June 26, 2009
aSpaceCowboy
Johnny D.

Super Reviewer

Reasonably entertaining, and though I'm not sure that it's exactly how it happened it's all good fun.
September 28, 2007
newvogueravyn

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss National Lampoon's Blackball on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Critics Consensus
Critics Consensus

The November Man is Slick,...

Total Recall
Total Recall

Pierce Brosnan's 10 Best Movies

Mindy Project
Mindy Project

Get caught up on the comedy

Red Carpet Roundup
Red Carpet Roundup

See pictures from this week's premieres

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile