Celtic Pride
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Two basketball fans, whose enthusiasm overwhelms their intelligence, come up with a new but legally problematic way of helping their favorite team in this comedy. Physical education instructor Mike O'Hara (Daniel Stern) and plumber Jimmy Flaherty (Dan Aykroyd) are close friends and obsessive followers of the Boston Celtics; to them, the Celtics are everything, to the point where Mike's marriage is falling apart because his wife can't deal with his mood swings, hinged as they are on the Celtic's fortunes. One night, with the Celtics and the Utah Jazz tied at three games each in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An uneven but largely likable basketball-themed comedy."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Not only is the picture woefully short on laughs, it's also coarse, overbearing and, in places, downright insulting."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Celtic Pride supplies predictably lowbrow yocks for jocks, and its rather disturbing racial implications go entirely unacknowledged."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Kind of funny, especially for Celtic fans."
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"Movies like this could start giving sports a bad name."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The outcome is deeply unsatisfying."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"You don't even have to be a Celtics fan to appreciate it. In fact, considering who becomes the butt of the film's ultimate joke, perhaps it's best if you're not one."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A desperately unfunny comedy, and what's worse is that the premise really COULD have been something solid!"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"This is one film that won't appeal to either sports or comedy fans."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The worst concept, execution and end product ever."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"This is a bad time for NBA fans in Boston. Just as their beloved Celtics are about to wrap up a dismal season, with nearly 50 losses and no berth in the playoffs, Hollywood comes out with a comedy about the Celtics that's even worse than the team."
‑ Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times
"Celtic Pride has ingredients that could have made for a tough knockabout farce. Unfortunately, the film, directed by Tom De Cerchio from a screenplay by Judd Apatow, doesn't know the meaning of the term 'light touch.'"
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Dismal attempt at basketball comedy"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Celtic Pride isn't the worst sports comedy ever made, but it certainly could have been better."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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