Balls of Fury (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Tasteless, yet harmless, Balls of Fury nevertheless fails to generate enough laughs despite its lowbrow intentions.

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A disgraced former ping pong champion is drawn back into the world of high-stakes table tennis to carry out a top-secret mission in the feature directorial debut of Reno 911! writer/director Ben Garant. Far removed from the rigidly regulated world of professional sports, clandestine ping pong tournaments offer thrilling competition where only the strong survive. There was a time when the mere mention of the name Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) was enough to make even those most hardened ping pong player cower in fear, but these days Randy has fallen out of favor with ping-pong fans. The former champ soon receives a much-needed shot at redemption, however, when he is recruited by a determined FBI agent named Rodriguez (George Lopez) to win a coveted spot in the upcoming underground table tennis tournament and ferret out the nefarious Feng (Christopher Walken), whose thriving criminal empire has transformed him into a true menace to society.
Rating:
PG-13 (for crude and sex-related humor, and for language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Cast

Dan Fogler
as Randy Daytona
George Lopez
as Agent Ernie Rodriguez
Maggie Q
as Maggie Wong
James Hong
as Master Wong
Terry Crews
as Freddy
Robert Patrick
as Sgt. Pete Daytona
Aisha Tyler
as Mahogany
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Mysterious Asian Man
Brett DelBuono
as Young Randy--12 Years Old
Toby Huss
as Groundskeeper
David Holmes
as TV Producer
Heather DeLoach
as Teenage Fan
Dave Holmes
as TV Producer
David Koechner
as Rick The Birdmaster
Jenny Robertson
as Den Mother
Patton Oswalt
as Hammer
Jim Lampley
as Sportscaster
Mather Zickel
as Branch Director
La Na Shi
as The Dragon
Jim Rash
as Techie
David Proval
as Mob Boss
Masi Oka
as Jeff--Bathroom Attendant
Brandon Molale
as Male Courtesan No. 1
Guy Stevenson
as Male Courtesan No. 2
Steven E. Little
as Crazed East German Fan
Cathy Sim
as North Korean Athlete
Greg Joung Paik
as North Korean General
Cathy Shim
as North Korean Attache
Eugene Choy
as Gardener
Matt Sigloch
as Commanding Officer
Marisa Tayui
as Geisha
Mark Hyland
as Umberto Dinovi
Justin Lopez
as Wedge McDonald
Irina Voronina
as Coach Schmidt
Darryl Chan
as Feng's Bodyguard
Thomas Lennon
as Karl Wolfschtagg
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Critic Reviews for Balls of Fury

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (31)

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November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
NPR.org
Top Critic

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Full Review… | January 17, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

CGI-assisted ping pong and lame gags about dead pandas, simpering homos and 'Antiques Roadshow'.

Full Review… | December 27, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

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December 11, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

This movie is deadly.

September 4, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Balls of Fury

½

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

One of those movies that makes you wonder why the hell anyone would make something like this. It wasn't funny at all, and I wasted an hour and a half of my life.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

Balls of Fury may not be the best comedy, but it is lots of fun despite the fact that the plot is stupid. If you're in the mood for a mindless comedy, Balls of Fury may be that comedy to watch. The jokes are funny and despite the fact that it lacks a little something to really make it a great comedy film, Balls of Fury is simply a fun film. Sure this won't win any prizes, but for what it is; it's a fun time waster that has some good laughs. Dan Fogler is pretty funny, but Christopher Walken steals the show. Overall Balls of Fury is a good comedy that is better than what people have said about the film. The best way to describe the film is that it's good natured, mindless fun. And if you're looking for a good time waster, Balls of Fury will be that film. Not perfect, but it has enough laughs to keep you entertained. I enjoyed this film for what it was, and if you can look past the fact that it's very silly, you're to enjoy it too. As far as comedy films are concerned, Balls of Fury may not be the best, but it definitely isn't the worst. Enjoyable even if it's flawed in its conception. Balls of Fury is an average comedy with good laughs, just don't expect anything great, expect something fun and entertaining and that's what you get with this film. A fun film that is fun to watch with friends.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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