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Semi-Pro Reviews

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Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
May 12, 2008
There was trailer before the film for Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantonamo Bay, which actually made me laugh more than the entire film of Semi-Pro.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 1, 2008
No more can filmmakers get instant laughs with Pong, ascots, eight-tracks and lava lamps. It's just no longer funny. And for 95 percent of its running time, neither is Semi-Pro.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
April 16, 2008
Jackie Moon is every other Will Ferrell character in John Stockton shorts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David Cornelius
April 1, 2008
A comedy air ball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 31, 2008
Will Ferrell can be very funny. This is not one of those times. Tired and tawdry, this tedious misfire is a misjudgement on Ferrell's part, namely in terms of material.
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
The semifunny Semi-Pro is amiable enough, but you never feel there's much at stake.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 27, 2008
Will Ferrell has been copying his own parody formula so much after Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory, he has become his own joke-eating virus.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
March 21, 2008
Jackie's vast neediness and ego overwhelm not only Coffee Black, but also the rest of Semi-Pro.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 16, 2008
[Reaches] a point of such creative bankruptcy that Ferrell stands poised to become as tiresome a screen jester as Robin Williams.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
March 15, 2008
The cast does, though, rise above the top (or bottom) of some situations and keeps the film on the positive side of funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 14, 2008
When a screenwriter and cast, to the extent they ad-libbed, resort to so much gratuitous profanity, it's a sure sign of desperation.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 9, 2008
Well, it scores about half the time. "Semi-Pro" does indeed have a few laughs. But it also has few surprises. This most likely is the winding-down of the Will-Ferrell-as-sports-buffoon franchise.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 7, 2008
Even with mile-a-minute gags and appearances by several of Ferrell's pals, a lot of the jokes clang off the rim.
| Original Score: 2/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
March 7, 2008
A not-ready-for-primetime tale that should have stayed on the bench.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sam Toy
Empire Magazine
March 7, 2008
Semi-Pro isn't painful, but it's a very minor credit for everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 6, 2008
Judging from this low-scoring sports comedy about the mystique of men with balls, Will Ferrell needs to call a time-out from belly baring to refocus his fan-favorite game of playing clueless male doofuses.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 6, 2008
Very probably the worst of Ferrell's starring vehicles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 5, 2008
I don't think Semi-Pro is a bad movie by any stretch of the imagination. It just doesn't rank as one of Will Ferrell's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Ferraro
March 5, 2008
Semi-Pro is a bad film, even by traditional Will Ferrell standards. The jokes constantly misfire, last too long, or try too hard to disgust.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Jeff Bayer
Chicago Daily Herald
March 4, 2008
The problem is that you sit down waiting to laugh, so every time you aren't, it's really noticeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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