Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story
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Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story
The original hitman of paintball returns to reclaim his rightful crown in the one comedy that proves you're never too old for a killer comeback. Everyone knows that the name Bobby Dukes (Rob Corddry) is synonymous with the game of paintball, and when the teenaged Dukes led his team, the River Rats, to three consecutive wins at the East Coast's legendary Hudson Valley Paintball Classic, it appeared as if the game was finally about to break big due in no small part to Dukes' dead-eye aim and easygoing charisma. It was that fateful attempt at a fourth win that ultimately derailed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

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"... succeeds as a modest tribute to the kind of aging boys club that idles for hours in somebody's parents' rumpus room, its members tossing around big-man talk but trapped in emotional adolescence."
‑ Erin Meister, Boston Globe
"While there's some dramatic interest in seeing how the story wraps, Blackballed pretty much wears out by midpoint."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"There isn't the same labored yet quotable wit ... that you'll find in some of the scripted satires, but part of the fun of improvisation is its spontaneous lack of polish."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"More amusing than it is funny."
‑ Mike Russell, Oregonian
"Jiggly camerawork meant to mimic that of the unseen documentarians, and mismatched lighting, perfunctory paintball action, and overlong dialogue riffs that make the film look more like a really lengthy skit than a fully finished movie."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"It's a mildly amusing feature that takes a few too many potshots at some very broad targets."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"This spoof of sports biopics is essentially an extended improvisational skit, with a troupe of comics riffing on a central joke (the elevation of paintball to a noble calling)."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"not enough to make Blackballed worth watching for more than a couple of giggles."
‑ Christopher Null,
"It doesn't have enough comic energy to support its plot."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Sersen sneaks up behind the semi-obscure sport of paintball and hoists it up for an atomic wedgie."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Corddry leads a game cast, but the film is rough around the edges and lacks the sophistication of, say, Christopher Guest's Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A mildly amusing mockumentary about a disgraced paintball champ who wants one more shot."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"With so much comic talent all in one place, Blackballed becomes a dopey but lovable gigglefest."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Needs a better smattering of colourful, interesting characters than it delivers [with its] scattershot approach . . . lacks any bruising zingers or zealously zany characters."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Though the performances are surprisingly good -- the characters are drawn with a broad brush, but the actors, almost all professional comics, hit all the right notes -- the material just isn't funny enough to justify the film's length."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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