75

Premiere

Ultimately, we don't purchase tickets to Will Ferrell movies for their sweeping romantic storylines, but because he makes us laugh. And Semi-Pro offers plenty of reasons to do so.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Critics will score Semi-Pro on its missed shots. My guess is that audiences will do what they always do with Ferrell: remember when he killed them laughing.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The problem with Semi-Pro is that it keeps forgetting it's a parody of sports movies; the final scenes are supposed to be uplifting (sort of) but they're not fooling anyone. The film's much better when it just lets the guys gas and sass each other.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Definitely more than semi-funny.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The comedy is sloppy, crude and contains far too many misfires, but the film does capture the old ABA spirit in its ungainly struggles to wrestle laughs from seriously mediocre material.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Mildly diverting and utterly dispensable.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The humor is mostly visual -- 70s relics like Pong, Shasta and men's platform shoes compete with the sight of Ferrell squeezed into tube socks and short shorts.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The laughs do come, but not as readily, not as heartily and not as joyfully as you might expect.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The big goofball relies too much on the funny hair and swingin' postures of the era as punchlines in themselves.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
For die-hard Ferrell fans, this could be the ultimate test. He has been playing variations of "Elf" for five years, and his antics have grown as stale as Jackie's socks.
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47 out of 100
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