Semi-Pro Synopsis
A singer (Will Ferrell) uses the profits from his only hit to buy a basketball league's worst team.
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Premiere

Ultimately, we don't purchase tickets to Will Ferrell movies for their sweeping romantic storylines, but because he makes us laugh. And...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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If you liked Blades of glory...You will love Semi-pro

By The Movie penguin
I was able to see Semi-Pro before its release. What a fun movie! It's basically the story of a basketballl team trying to survive the merger of the ABA with the NBA. Jackie Moon ( Will Farell), the...

Another Sports Movie...

By Forbzi
Yet another Sports Comedy including Will Ferrel. This is the third in a trend that has included Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory. If this is anything like the other two, then it will be a great...

Lovin' It!

By Icabodk57
Gotta Go!...

will ferrell

By MovieReviewer1990
is god of these retarded comedies.. it will be epic...

semi pro

By tokz_21
Will Ferrell stars as Jackie Moon, a one hit wonder singer, who owns the Flint, Michigan Tropics; who are the worst team in the ABA. The league is going bankrupt and decides to take a buyout from the...

Matt Johnsons Review of Semi Pro

By whodini
I thought it was very funny, had a lot of wit and there was very good and relevant music in it. But the storyline was a little dull. Will Ferrall is absolutely hilarious, as always but this...

so-so

By A-Rodmoviefan427
semi-pro looks like a good movie but it had to be Will Ferrell. Will Ferrell isn t all that funny. He acts stupid in almost all his movies like Blades of Glory, Talladega Nights, and Anchorman: The...

DONT RATE IT IF U HAVENT SEEN IT

By Very NIce How Much
ALL u people giving this a oh no are women who dont like will and u people need to shut the hell up and not wright reveiws of a movie u havent seen...

Will Ferrells worst movie. ever.

By I see every movie out
i wanted to cry about a half hour into this film. concidering anchorman and old school are a couple of my favorite movies. i could not belive how horrible it was, concidering Will Ferrell was...

Not one of his best

By chelley86
I thought the movie was boring, the plot wasn't all that good either. I love Will Ferrel and I was disappointed with this after his last two movies were super funny. I found I didn't really laugh...

More Info

Rated R | For language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ No huge laughs in Ferrell's foul-mouthed comedy.
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