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Mr. 3000 Reviews

May 12, 2014
This fuzzy baseball story about a conceited player (Bernie Mac) who comes out of retirement to fix his record (he's three hits short of the magic three thousand) is a major letdown.
May 12, 2014
Bernie Mac plays a baseball-star version of his corrosive TV-show persona in Mr. 3000, a comedy that's essentially an extended ad for ESPN. Ironically, though, the insertion of real-life media provides the film's few laughs.
March 21, 2011
A mild and forgettable baseball comedy.
March 21, 2011
There are no big surprises, but Mac and director Charles Stone III hit all the right dramatic notes, and Angela Bassett is reliably smart and sexy as Mac's love interest.
August 14, 2007
This one's out of the park.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 9, 2006
Deliberately Louisville-slugs its audience over the head.
September 21, 2004
It's a solid base hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2004
Good-looking and smooth, with a great soundtrack...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 18, 2004
An uncompromisingly grown-up comedy that any willing adult can see in any multiplex in the country.
September 17, 2004
The script is much like a nine-inning sitcom that uses an obvious formula to tell a familiar story while garnering cheap laughs.
September 17, 2004
Although the writing and direction are flabby, the drama contrived and the romance utterly unbelievable.
September 17, 2004
Bassett and Mac deserve better vehicles for their charm and talent.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2004
An intermittently charming remake of the 1992 Tom Selleck yarn Mr. Baseball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 17, 2004
It's no Bull Durham, but it certainly gives Major League a run for its money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 17, 2004
Slumps under the weight of product endorsements and a misguided romantic subplot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2004
Even the weakest baseball films absorb some of the charm of the game. Mr. 3000 does that, and throws in a lot of Bernie Mac laughs in the bargain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2004
Comes up a few laughs short of being something worth leaving the house for.
September 17, 2004
[Mac] gives surprising wisdom and heart -- along with the laughs -- to what could have been just another generic baseball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 17, 2004
Director Charles Stone III and writers Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell and Howard Michael Gould have reconfigured a sports movie plot to bring to it depth as well as laughter, and, better yet, made it unpredictable.
September 17, 2004
If the role of Ross was not written for Mac, it was certainly tailored for him. Just as a champion athlete carries a team on his back, Mac carries the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2004
Bernie Mac is too talented to be wasting his time in movies like Mr. 3000. And you'd be wise not to waste your time with it as well.
Read More | Original Score: D+
September 17, 2004
Mr. 3000 is devoid of easy-to-do buffoonery, allowing the characters to have some layers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2004
A comedy with bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2004
A halfway entertaining movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 17, 2004
A surprisingly laid-back -- at times even morose -- comedy.
September 17, 2004
Bernie Mac knocks it out of the park as an arrogant former superstar in Mr. 3000, a surprisingly edgy comedy that presents perhaps Hollywood's least flattering portrait ever of Major League Baseball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 17, 2004
An engaging, if erratic, comedy.
Read More | Original Score: B-
September 17, 2004
Bernie Mac gives a funny and kind of touching performance as a man who attains greatness once and then has to do it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2004
In creating the breathtakingly arrogant baseball player Stan Ross, Bernie Mac gives moviegoers a character they love to hate, then a newly humbled character they can root for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 16, 2004
Mr. 3000 is not a great movie, but it's affectionate. It reveals the cuddly side of Mac. It reimagines midlife romance with the warmth of a Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn movie, if without its wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2004
For a movie with such a big number in its title, Mr. 3000 never amounts to much.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 16, 2004
Bernie Mac makes this slight sports comedy worth watching, taking the laughs well into the bottom of the ninth.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 16, 2004
A genuinely likable film about a guy who's pretty unlikable.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 16, 2004
A baseball film that has its heart in the right place but struggles to generate laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2004
The story has all the honest spontaneity of a postgame interview.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 16, 2004
Clear and formulaic from the onset is Ross' path to self-discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2004
Squanders Mac's natural gift of salty gruffness by shoehorning him into a dull, heartwarming cinematic lesson on humility and the joys of teamwork.
September 15, 2004
A sports movie that lacks any suspense or dramatic tension about what transpires on the field, and Mac plays such a self-absorbed jerk through most of the film that rooting interest is minimal.
September 15, 2004
In his first at-bat as leading man, charismatic funnyman Bernie Mac delivers a winning turn as a retired 47-year-old baseball great making an unlikely comeback.
September 13, 2004
Mac displays the same rough charm that we see on his TV show and in his supporting roles.