Balls of Fury
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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 regulated world of professional sports, clandestine ping pong tournaments offer thrilling competition where only the strong survive. There was a time when the mere mention of the name Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) was enough to make even those most hardened ping pong player cower in fear, but these days Randy has fallen out of favor with ping-pong fans. The former… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"CGI-assisted ping pong and lame gags about dead pandas, simpering homos and 'Antiques Roadshow'."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"It's never an encouraging sign when a comedy filled with talented pros produces only a single distinct laugh."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"[Is it] good? Heavens, no. But it has its seedy charms."
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
"A horrendously written and acted movie which even Walken can't save."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"It's a hodge-podge of Enter The Dragon and Blades Of Glory, yet infinitely worse than either. In short, a film about bouncing balls with the bounce of an anvil."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"This movie is deadly."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"A daft, disappointing comedy."
‑ , Sun Online
"Cut a ping-pong ball in half, draw a large black dot in the centre of each then carefully insert around your eye-sockets- you'll raise more laughs than this film manages."
‑ Jim Hall, Film4
"While it's sporadically amusing, Balls of Fury scores fewer points for humor than it could have."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"This is pretty thin soup, but the players are spirited and the jokes generally offbeat."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
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‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"This comedy raises the odd laugh, largely from an absurd appearance by Christopher Walken as a sinister martial-arts kingpin villain."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Enter The Dragon meets Shaolin Soccer meets Dodgeball - just with infinitely smaller balls. A camp turn from Christopher Walken astounds but it'll be funnier if you wait for the DVD and lubricate it with a six-pack. Or three."
‑ Jamie Russell, Total Film
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