National Lampoon's Blackball

2005

National Lampoon's Blackball

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41%

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Total Count: 22

42%

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It's the weight of tradition versus youthful vigor when loudmouth Torquay lawn bowling superstar Cliff Starkey (Paul Kaye) catches wind of an upcoming championship match between England and heated rivals Australia. He's determined to make the national team in a bid to bring his sport-of-choice into the new millennium. Quickly acquiring a flashy American agent (Vince Vaughn) and becoming the most popular player in England, Cliff vows to dethrone traditionalist champion Ray Speight (James Cromwell), who has made no secret his hatred of Cliff's brash showmanship. When Cliff starts seeing Ray's daughter, the competition really begins to heat up.

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Critic Reviews for National Lampoon's Blackball

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (13)

Audience Reviews for National Lampoon's Blackball

  • May 25, 2008
    loved this movie laughed all the way through it and was some classic quotes from it
    Lone W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2007
    Reasonably entertaining, and though I'm not sure that it's exactly how it happened it's all good fun.
    Kylie B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2007
    national lampoon? what the fuck... i guess this website is run by moron usa'rs... anyway... far be it from me to correct a vegetable. it doesn't really matter anyhow coz this was such an average comedy. the only good thing was paul kaye and that's only in the first half before the story becomes so predictable and unfunny. as i read somewhere else... it's watchable because the characters are friendly like and the main bit of totty in it is hot also. i didn't read that last bit. i saw that last bit and wished it was in less clothes
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2007
    I enjoyed it but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as it's not very funny. I enjoyed it for playing 'spot the cameo' and very little else. Paul Kaye comes across as creepy, rather than being charasmatic. It also stuck rigidly to the formula of poor guy goes to the top, loses his friends/girl/family and manages to work out what's truly important just in time. 6/10 but only as I can see it for the satirical film it's trying to be. As for tacking on the National Lampoon name then that's just a desperate move, I cannot see how this could appeal to anyone outside of the UK.
    Nyk P Super Reviewer

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