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Semi-Pro Reviews

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Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
February 19, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 28, 2008
At best Semi-Pro only manages to be semi-funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
A lot of it is funny, but the problem is that it doesn't amount to much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 27, 2008
Semi-Pro tries for semi-sweet when bittersweet would have been better, semi-silly when full-bore absurd was called for. And the final score? Semi-funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 29, 2008
Will Ferrell fans probably couldn't care less that Semi-Pro fails to take full advantage of an extraordinarily rich premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Ali Gray
October 14, 2012
Semi-Pro will likely leave its star with a sore throat and bruised pride but a bulging wallet nonetheless: it's possibly the first movie ever to be less funny than the products it advertises.
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
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James Berardinelli
February 28, 2008
If you're on the prowl for a Ferrell yuk-fest, you'd do better renting one of his more successful comedies than spending money on this faux sports dud. Only die-hard fans of the SNL alumn will find anything worthwhile here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 29, 2008
Technically, it's not a foul to shoot a stupid sports comedy. In fact, it's becoming something of a routine maneuver for Will Ferrell.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
February 28, 2008
"Semi-Pro" is not even semi-funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 28, 2008
Like so much in this life, Will Ferrell's comedies tread the razor-thin line separating smart/stupid from stupid/stupid.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 18, 2008
It isn't a good enough sports movie to please sports fans and it's not an outright funny enough movie to please Ferrell's fans.
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.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 28, 2008
You know when a basketball team that's trailing at the end of the game obnoxiously extends the pain by calling a billion timeouts? That's exactly how Semi-Pro goes out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Root-canal territory all the way
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
February 29, 2008
It's long on shorts but short on punchlines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro is a dreadful comedy. It's lazy and slipshod.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 3, 2008
You take the Will Ferrell formula and you plug it in, but somehow it just feels kind of uninspired and flat.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 29, 2008
Ferrell can't jump in the tepid Semi-Pro
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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