| Original Score: 5/10
At best Semi-Pro only manages to be semi-funny.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A lot of it is funny, but the problem is that it doesn't amount to much.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Semi-Pro tries for semi-sweet when bittersweet would have been better, semi-silly when full-bore absurd was called for. And the final score? Semi-funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
Will Ferrell fans probably couldn't care less that Semi-Pro fails to take full advantage of an extraordinarily rich premise.
| Original Score: 79/100
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.
Jackie Moon is every other Will Ferrell character in John Stockton shorts.
| Original Score: 4/10
If you're on the prowl for a Ferrell yuk-fest, you'd do better renting one of his more successful comedies than spending money on this faux sports dud. Only die-hard fans of the SNL alumn will find anything worthwhile here.
| Original Score: 2/4
Technically, it's not a foul to shoot a stupid sports comedy. In fact, it's becoming something of a routine maneuver for Will Ferrell.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
"Semi-Pro" is not even semi-funny.
| Original Score: C-
No more can filmmakers get instant laughs with Pong, ascots, eight-tracks and lava lamps. It's just no longer funny. And for 95 percent of its running time, neither is Semi-Pro.
Like so much in this life, Will Ferrell's comedies tread the razor-thin line separating smart/stupid from stupid/stupid.
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.
When a screenwriter and cast, to the extent they ad-libbed, resort to so much gratuitous profanity, it's a sure sign of desperation.
You know when a basketball team that's trailing at the end of the game obnoxiously extends the pain by calling a billion timeouts? That's exactly how Semi-Pro goes out.
Root-canal territory all the way
It's long on shorts but short on punchlines.
Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro is a dreadful comedy. It's lazy and slipshod.
| Original Score: 2.0/5
You take the Will Ferrell formula and you plug it in, but somehow it just feels kind of uninspired and flat.
Ferrell can't jump in the tepid Semi-Pro