• R, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    Kent Alterman
  • In Theaters:    Feb 19, 2008 Wide
  • On DVD:    Jun 3, 2008
  • New Line Cinema

Semi-Pro Reviews

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012

Semi-Pro will likely leave its star with a sore throat and bruised pride but a bulging wallet nonetheless: it's possibly the first movie ever to be less funny than the products it advertises.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 30, 2011

Semi-Pro isn't the most well-designed of comedies, it's far too disjointed without enough thought given to making it work as a whole, but there are enough genuinely funny moments, especially from upstart Daly, to make it worth a look.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009

Root-canal territory all the way

Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009

Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro is a dreadful comedy. It's lazy and slipshod.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
October 18, 2008

No amount or combination of shame, absurdity and unflattering outfits seem to dint Ferrell's fierce commitment to character.

Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 18, 2008

It isn't a good enough sports movie to please sports fans and it's not an outright funny enough movie to please Ferrell's fans.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008

In the end it's too simply all too familiar.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
October 18, 2008

Semi-Pro offers nothing new.

Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 18, 2008

You end up with a movie that is way too simple-minded for adults on an ABA nostalgia trip, and way too dirty for kids.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008

A lot of it is funny, but the problem is that it doesn't amount to much.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
October 1, 2008

Unfortunately, the outrageousness lessens in the second half of the film, becoming your straight forward underdog movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008

Coming from someone that didn't like Ferrell's last few comedies, I can say that this is an improvement.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is
July 5, 2008

we don't really need any more of these movies

| Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 1, 2008

Qualifies as a sort of cinematic comfort food: it's the mac and cheese of the cineplex.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
June 20, 2008

... a film that is bipolar in its intentions, at once trying to make us laugh at Jackie and care about the rest of the characters, but it's a losing battle on both sides.

Stephen Silver
The Trend
June 11, 2008

Aside from the 'fro and his sport of choice, Jackie Moon is really no different whatsoever from Ricky Bobby, or whatever Ferrell's character's name was in "Blades of Glory.

| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 6, 2008

Semi-Pro stays true to the formula, and it's a pretty funny, good-looking comedy.

JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 6, 2008

I have to admit that not much about this movie made me laugh much at all.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 2, 2008

Affectionate if foul-mouthed locker room method acting, with defensive moves on behalf of the mostly flabby-abs homeboy team concept. And counting all sorts of eccentric, nutty and deeply lovable players, before sports went commercial and big time.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2008

...pretty much mines the bottom of the barrel for laughs, going with improvisation and cheap shots.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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