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Ballers: Season 1 (2015)




Critic Consensus: Ballers may not be a game-changer, but it scores points with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who brings charm and depth to the NFL version of Entourage.


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The first season of this HBO comedy-drama series stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a retired professional football player who is now working as a financial manager. Determined to find a way to succeed in this new chapter in his life, Spencer begins building a roster of clients by reaching out to friends of his who are still in the league and offering them financial and personal guidance. Also starring Robb Corddry, John David Washington and Omar Miller.


Dwayne Johnson
as Spencer Strasmore
Omar Benson Miller
as Charles Greane
Donovan Carter
as Vernon Littlefield
Jazmyn Simon
as Julie Greane
Arielle Kebbel
as Tracy Legette
Richard Schiff
as Mr. Anderson
Clifton Collins Jr.
as Maximo Gomez
Víctor Cruz
as Victor Cruz
Larry Csonka
as Larry Csonka
Chris Andersen
as Chris Andersen
Marlo Thomas
as Jason's mother
Jay Glazer
as Jay Glazer
Don Shula
as Don Shula
DeSean Jackson
as DeSean Jackson
Steven Jackson
as Steven Jackson
Todd Allen Durkin
as Uncle Frank
Antonio Brown
as Antonio Brown
Giancarlo Stanton
as Giancarlo Stanton
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Critic Reviews for Ballers: Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (26)

Ballers is imperfect, but Johnson carries it with the assistance of a strong supporting cast and rock-solid filmmaking.

June 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Whether the key to "Ballers'" success is the absence of Entourage creator Doug Ellin or the presence of Johnson and EP Peter Berg... the new focus on fame and fortune carries a welcome nod to reality.

June 18, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Ballers feels like the football equivalent of the hip-hop music world of Empire - just as entertaining, and even less predictable.

June 17, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Here, a strong cast and sharp writing prove to be a winning combination.

June 23, 2015 | Full Review…

I had hoped the casting call for naked women willing to grind on a man while he talks on the phone doing man things had been retired permanently.

June 23, 2015 | Full Review…

It's exciting to see who will pop up next week, and the background music pumps energy into the show, creating the same party vibe that made the first few seasons of Entourage so fun.

June 22, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ballers: Season 1

God, how is this not cancelled? This is a really lame show about the troublesome lives of the football players. Aside from Johnson, the show was a disaster.


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