Celtic Pride
Celtic Pride (1996)

Two rabid Boston B-ball fans go over the edge and kidnap the star player of the Utah Jazz during the NBA playoffs in this goofy sports comedy starring veteran comic actors Dan Aykroyd, Damon Wayans and Daniel Stern. Aykroyd and Stern play… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 19, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon

An uneven but largely likable basketball-themed comedy.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Not only is the picture woefully short on laughs, it's also coarse, overbearing and, in places, downright insulting.

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TV Guide

Celtic Pride supplies predictably lowbrow yocks for jocks, and its rather disturbing racial implications go entirely unacknowledged.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The outcome is deeply unsatisfying.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Scott Weinberg

A desperately unfunny comedy, and what's worse is that the premise really COULD have been something solid!

Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York 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.'

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Dismal attempt at basketball comedy

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
With it's flaws and sometimes lack of humor, Celtic Pride have a interesting plot and become a satire of the schizophrenic society, with a great obsess for… More
Tim Salmons
This had some laughs, but not enough.
Lenny Muggsy
2 stars for the Larry Bird cameo.
Jason Owens
Celtic Pride is probably the worst comedy movie I've ever seen and one of the worst movies I've ever seen period. Basketball is my favorite sport, but… More
Phil Hubbs
Good fun loopy comedy with Aykroyd and Stern as a couple of obsessed Boston sports fans that kidnap Utah's top basketball player just in time for the NBA… More
danny d
pretty silly but had some funny moments. probably more enjoyable for celtic fans