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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 easygoing charisma. It was that fateful attempt at a fourth win that ultimately derailed Dukes' career as a triggerman, though, and after being shot during one of his signature moves, the three-time champion committed one of the most heinous acts in all of paintball -- wiping. Spotted by a keen-eyed referee and subsequently ejected for his attempts to cover up the telltale stain, Dukes' was devastated to become the laughing stock of the paintball community. Now, the time has come to let go of the past and lay claim to the future, and though no self-respecting paintball player would be caught stained on the team of a man who once wiped, Dukes is soon joined by the very same referee who exposed his deceitful transgression in assembling a ragtag team of underdogs and once again laying claim to the coveted Hudson Valley Paintball Classic title.
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Comedy
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Cast

Rob Corddry
as Bobby Dukes
Paul Scheer
as Lenny Pear
Dannah Feinglass
as Erika Dukes
Rob Riggle
as Eddie Reynolds
Curtis Gwinn
as Showtime
Seth Morris
as Crosby Peters
Rob Huebel
as Sam Brown
Jamie Denbo
as Jill Watson
D.J. Hazard
as Bill Henry
Jack McBrayer
as Stuart Applebaum
Owen Burke
as `Pistol' Pete Adams
Brendan Burke
as Bryan Adams
Billy Merritt
as Chris Lopez
Ed Helms
as Bunker McLaughlin
Andy Secunda
as Joey Sheppard
Sean Conroy
as Jeff Ambler
John Ross Bowie
as Daniel Benjamin
Brett Gelman
as Mayhem Team Member
Jon Daly
as Mayhem Team Member
Vadim Newquist
as Mayhem Team Member
Josh Perilo
as Mayhem Team Member
Wendy Spero
as Mud Dog
Joshua Watson
as Mud Dog
David Berman
as Paintball Ref
Derek Wang
as Mud Dog
Chad Sersen
as Mud Dog
John Peltz
as Mud Dog
Derek Peltz
as Baby Derek
Catherine Holland
as Massage Therapist
Kyria Abrahams
as Ruth Henry
Carl Marin
as Paintball Ref
Michael Bulger
as Paintball Ref
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Critic Reviews for Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story

All Critics (19) | 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
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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.

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
Variety
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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
Lee B
½

This movie was just ok for me. For a comedy it had it funny moments, thanks to the characters. Of course Rob Corddry was pretty good and I really enjoyed the character played by Rob Riggle. I was always laughing when he was shouting. There were two things that threw me off a little. One the story was not that strong. It was good that the movie had it funny moments or it would of bombed even more. The second is that the camera was really weird. The film was shot like a documentary, which means the camera will be a little shaky. But when they played paintball, the camera shook so much that it gave you a bit of a headache. But for the most part, the movie was entertaining to watch.

Paul Celano
Paul Celano

This movie was just ok for me. For a comedy it had it funny moments, thanks to the characters. Of course Rob Corddry was pretty good and I really enjoyed the character played by Rob Riggle. I was always laughing when he was shouting. There were two things that threw me off a little. One the story was not that strong. It was good that the movie had it funny moments or it would of bombed even more. The second is that the camera was really weird. The film was shot like a documentary, which means the camera will be a little shaky. But when they played paintball, the camera shook so much that it gave you a bit of a headache. But for the most part, the movie was entertaining to watch.

Paul Celano
Paul Celano

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