National Lampoon's Blackball (2005)
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as Cliff Starkey
as Rick Schwartz
as Ray Speight
as Kerry Speight
as TV Director
as Mark Doohan
as Kyle Doohan
as Bouncer Jonno
as Local News Reporter
as Gate Guard
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Critic Reviews for National Lampoon's Blackball
A full-on local crowd-pleaser, "Blackball" takes the genteel sport of, uh, lawn bowling and comes up with a shameless slice of Brit flag-waving comedy.
The laughs here are way off-target. This Brit-flop won't be bowling anyone over.
Tim Firth's script is functional on a sitcom level at best, and Mel Smith's direction differs from the usual hack job only in being a bit worse (especially in the frequent montages set to rock songs).
It just winds up as another filmmaking exercise where it's thought that the story is there, but in reality, it got drunk at the corner bar and puked all over the characters.
Audience Reviews for National Lampoon's Blackball
Reasonably entertaining, and though I'm not sure that it's exactly how it happened it's all good fun.
Fair comedy, it has some good scenes, but the pacing is a bit too slow at times, the cast is alright, no one stands out. James Cromwell comes off best, too bad he didn?t get more time on screen. It?s just another one of those mediocre films that are so common.
I almost turned this movie off at the start! English humor? It actually was a very cute movie. I am glad I got to see it.
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