75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Stupendously silly but viciously funny.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If it's not quite the best Will Ferrell movie he never made, Balls of Fury is, at the very least, a lot funnier than it has a right to be.
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63

Boston Globe

The movie flaunts its ridiculousness and offers a relentless string of jokes about blindness, groin-bashing, and bodily odors.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Even at just 90 minutes, Balls of Fury - with its caricatures of the Asian underworld, with its G-man malarkey and gay jokes (Feng keeps an all-boy bevy of sex slaves) - begins to outstay its welcome.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The first movie combining Ping-Pong and kung-fu and co-starring Maggie Q. How many could there be?
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The good news is that Christopher Walken, resplendent in purple silk, isn't the film's sole redeeming element. The bad news is that even his arch-villain can't save Balls of Fury from losing bounce as the story proceeds.
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The few jokes it does land can't make this more than a look-what's-on-late-night-cable event.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The real trouble is that it's supposed to be an outrageous comedy, but in fact it's fairly tame and not all that funny.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Balls of Fury makes "Dodgeball" look like high art. It'll be tough to crack a smile, let alone laugh, during this uninspired and sophomoric satire of sports movies.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A joke of a title in search of a movie with a single good joke.
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38 out of 100
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