Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (2006)



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The original hitman of paintball returns to reclaim his rightful crown in the one comedy that proves you're never too old for a killer comeback. Everyone knows that the name Bobby Dukes (Rob Corddry) is synonymous with the game of paintball, and when the teenaged Dukes led his team, the River Rats, to three consecutive wins at the East Coast's legendary Hudson Valley Paintball Classic, it appeared as if the game was finally about to break big due in no small part to Dukes' dead-eye aim and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brant Sersen, Brian Steinberg
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On DVD: Jul 25, 2006
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as Bobby Dukes

as Lenny Pear

as Erika Dukes

as Eddie Reynolds

as Showtime

as Crosby Peters

as Sam Brown

as Jill Watson

as Bill Henry

as Stuart Applebaum

as `Pistol' Pete Adams

as Bryan Adams

as Chris Lopez

as Bunker McLaughlin

as Joey Sheppard

as Jeff Ambler

as Daniel Benjamin

as Mayhem Team Member

as Mayhem Team Member

as Mayhem Team Member

as Mayhem Team Member

as Mud Dog

as Paintball Ref

as Mud Dog

as Mud Dog

as Mud Dog

as Baby Derek

as Massage Therapist

as Ruth Henry

as Paintball Ref

as Paintball Ref
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Critic Reviews for Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7)

... succeeds as a modest tribute to the kind of aging boys club that idles for hours in somebody's parents' rumpus room, its members tossing around big-man talk but trapped in emotional adolescence.

Full Review… | April 28, 2006
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's a mildly amusing feature that takes a few too many potshots at some very broad targets.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Corddry leads a game cast, but the film is rough around the edges and lacks the sophistication of, say, Christopher Guest's Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.

April 13, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

While there's some dramatic interest in seeing how the story wraps, Blackballed pretty much wears out by midpoint.

Full Review… | April 13, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

This spoof of sports biopics is essentially an extended improvisational skit, with a troupe of comics riffing on a central joke (the elevation of paintball to a noble calling).

April 12, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A mildly amusing mockumentary about a disgraced paintball champ who wants one more shot.

Full Review… | April 11, 2006
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story

This movie really falls into a category that it might not have had to be in, but I really didn't see how it could have gotten out of it. This is a comedy that is largely not funny. And sort of not exciting either until the tournament kicks in, and then it moves almost entirely away from comedy.

I think this movie tried to follow the Christopher Guest style, but couldn't pull it off. And it brings in a lot more characters than it can juggle. It has a few good scenes and lines, but not enough. You can pass on this one. But just fine to watch to pass time if you have interest in...ahhhh, just pass.

Lee B

I didn't actually finish this movie, but that doesn't speak at all to the quality. It's in fact a really hilarious entry into the Will Ferrell-plays-an-over-the-top-character-that-should've-been-an-SNL sketch-but-is-instead-an-awful-90-minute-movie genre, but without Will Ferrell and in a mockumentary style that suits the humor in a much better way than the bombastic style of wretched fare like Blades of Glory. I should really finish this.

Joe Davis

Great performances. The Robs are unstoppable (Corddry, Riggle, Huebel). Paul Scheer/Lenny was so sweet and pathetic. Riggle really scared me because he was really a Marine.

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