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


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Semi-Pro Reviews

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Ali Gray

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 Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 2/5

October 14, 2012
Joshua Starnes

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 Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 7/10

March 30, 2011
Fernando F. Croce

Root-canal territory all the way

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

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

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 2.0/5

February 2, 2009
Brent Simon
Screen International

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

Full Review Source: Screen International

October 18, 2008
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

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 Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 18, 2008
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2008
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Semi-Pro offers nothing new.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review

October 18, 2008
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

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 Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: C

October 18, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

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

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 18, 2008
Kit Bowen

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

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

October 1, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

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

July 22, 2008

we don't really need any more of these movies

| Original Score: 2/5

July 5, 2008
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 1, 2008
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

... 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.

Full Review Source: DVD Review

June 20, 2008
Stephen Silver
The Trend

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

June 11, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

June 6, 2008
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

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

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 4/10

June 6, 2008
Prairie Miller

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.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

June 2, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

May 22, 2008
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