Balls of Fury
Balls of Fury (2007)

A disgraced former ping pong champion is drawn back into the world of high-stakes table tennis to carry out a top-secret mission in the feature directorial debut of Reno 911! writer/director Ben Garant. Far removed from the rigidly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 18, 2007
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tasteless, yet harmless, Balls of Fury nevertheless fails to generate enough laughs despite its lowbrow intentions.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

CGI-assisted ping pong and lame gags about dead pandas, simpering homos and 'Antiques Roadshow'.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

It's never an encouraging sign when a comedy filled with talented pros produces only a single distinct laugh.

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Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

[Is it] good? Heavens, no. But it has its seedy charms.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This movie is deadly.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The real trouble is that it's supposed to be an outrageous comedy, but in fact it's fairly tame and not all that funny.

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Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

Comedians like Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Ben Stiller can get away with lesser material because just looking at them can elicit laughs. Dan Fogler is not in that category.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

While it's sporadically amusing, Balls of Fury scores fewer points for humor than it could have.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This is pretty thin soup, but the players are spirited and the jokes generally offbeat.

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Joseph Proimakis
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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
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Jim Careter
Terrible movie, really stupid. The plot was dumb, The cast was terrible. But Christopher Walken was great, really great as a villain, I loved him. Overall a… More
Eric Alvarez
One of those movies that makes you wonder why the hell anyone would make something like this. It wasn't funny at all, and I wasted an hour and a half of my… More
Phil Hubbs
This is poor stuff, funny in afew spots but just stupid. I think every possible sport has been spoofed now. This isn't good like 'Kingpin', its… More
Alex roy
Balls of Fury may not be the best comedy, but it is lots of fun despite the fact that the plot is stupid. If you're in the mood for a mindless comedy,… More
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