Mr. 3000
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Directed by Charles Stone III, Mr. 3000 revolves around over-the-hill baseball star Stan Ross (Bernie Mac), who retired after making what he thought was his 3,000th base hit for the Milwaukee Brewers (i.e. the exact amount of hits it takes to qualify for the Hall of Fame). Though he shocked his teammates by quitting in the middle of the game, certain that his Hall of Fame position was in the bag, complications arise when he discovers that three of his hits during his ten-year career had been disqualified. Known as Mr. 3000, the 47-year-old, out-of-shape ball player returns to the game… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This fuzzy baseball story about a conceited player (Bernie Mac) who comes out of retirement to fix his record (he's three hits short of the magic three thousand) is a major letdown."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"There are no big surprises, but Mac and director Charles Stone III hit all the right dramatic notes, and Angela Bassett is reliably smart and sexy as Mac's love interest."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"An arrogant former sportsman learns a lesson in humility in this predictable comedy."
‑ Sloan Freer, Radio Times
"Bernie Mac carries this risqué minor league film."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Mac gets a rare opportunity to showcase his true dramatic range as an actor."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Bernie Mac plays a baseball-star version of his corrosive TV-show persona in Mr. 3000, a comedy that's essentially an extended ad for ESPN. Ironically, though, the insertion of real-life media provides the film's few laughs."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"This one's out of the park."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Mac's rascally charm and deceptive gravity give promise of more substance than the movie finally delivers."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"Bernie Mac has a talent for cussing. It's a talent that can take you pretty far in the entertainment industry, but it still can't carry a movie, as Mr. 3000 demonstrates."
‑ Lisa Ann Cockrel, Christianity Today
"Mr. 3000 has nothing extraordinary to contribute to the ever-growing pile of sports movies with an ineffective artillery of weak comedy and romance."
‑ Jason Zingale,
"A mild and forgettable baseball comedy."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Deliberately Louisville-slugs its audience over the head."
‑ Jonathan Crocker, Time Out
"This feature-length commercial for Major League Baseball covers all the cross-marketing bases."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
"The movie may not rank in the Hall of Fame for baseball flicks, but Stone and his star do honor to the heart of the game, and provide enough comedy curve balls to stay above the fray of the encroaching clichés."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Somewhat surprising twist at the end makes MR. 3000 interesting, but this happens too late to improve generally disappointing impression of this film."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
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