Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story
Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (2006)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2006
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Erin Meister
Boston Globe

... 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.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

While there's some dramatic interest in seeing how the story wraps, Blackballed pretty much wears out by midpoint.

Christopher Campbell

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's a mildly amusing feature that takes a few too many potshots at some very broad targets.

Dana Stevens
New York Times

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).

Christopher Null

not enough to make Blackballed worth watching for more than a couple of giggles.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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.

Joe Leydon

A mildly amusing mockumentary about a disgraced paintball champ who wants one more shot.

David Cornelius

With so much comic talent all in one place, Blackballed becomes a dopey but lovable gigglefest.

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