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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Down-and-out former professional Ping-Pong phenom Randy Daytona is sucked into this maelstrom when FBI Agent Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and recapture his former glory, and to smoke out his father's killer - one of the FBI's Most Wanted, arch-fiend Feng. (Rogue Pictures)
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  • Director: Robert Ben Garant
  • Genre(s): Action, Sport, Comedy, Romance, Crime
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 90 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Kamal AL-Solaylee
    75
    Stupendously silly but viciously funny.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 50
    A lifeless pingpong comedy that ricochets from one flat gag to the next.
  5. 42
    Add Balls Of Fury to the list of movies that not even Walken's moon-man delivery and oddball comic energy can save.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    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.
  7. A joke of a title in search of a movie with a single good joke.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 14 out of 32
  1. imedl.
    Feb 3, 2008
    10
    I love ping pong, when i watch this movie, i laugh from the start to the end.. the jokes is very chaos to me, you know, everything is exaggerated, but thats the point, this is a fun movie type that you dont have to bother the quality of the film. just watch and enjoy the movie, you'll get a lots of laugh, dont expect anything, JUST ENJOY! definately my favorite. Expand
  2. G-RadA.
    Sep 3, 2007
    10
    Balls of Fury at first looked really stupid and immature. Instead, It's extremely absolutely hilarious with excellent comedy that was well written. For those who wish to watch Balls of Fury, don't forget to bring a tissue-just in case if you start laughing. Expand
  3. SimonM.
    Sep 3, 2007
    9
    It wasn't perfect but still I didn't feel ripped off.
  4. JamesG.
    Sep 14, 2007
    4
    I'm a Brit, and I went to see this movie while I was in America. I wouldn't see it again, The comedy wasn't even apparent most of the time. A lot of it was doing silly things like playing ping-pong with a spoon. Could be funny for some, but I didn't laugh. So thats how it fails. It's meant to be a silly comedy movie but it's not even funny. Expand
  5. AndyM.
    Sep 1, 2007
    3
    Predicable. Mindless. Groin Kick. These words pretty much sum up the movie "Balls of Fury". That's not to say it was ALL bad. I liked satirical-feel the movie had, making fun of Kung Fu movies and such. Unfortunately they don't pull it off. Watch "Kung Pow" for a stupid comedy in that genre. My friend and I laughed hysterically in one part of "BoF", where this blond chick kept making these weird faces behind the back of a Russian player. That, however, was inadvertent humor, so it doesn't even count. This is a "watch-on-the-web-for-free" movie. Expand
  6. PaulM.
    Jan 17, 2008
    1
    Except for a brief laugh at about the ten minute mark, I watched Balls of Fury in stunned silence, shocked at just how remarkably unfunny it was. At least twice my mouth was agape in utter disbelief at how a particular scene or snippet of dialogue made it to the screen without someone, somewhere, at some point of the process having the sense, and sense of humor, to revise or get rid of it. I mean there are talented and funny actors in the movie. Were they all just picking up paychecks? Possibly the worst movie of the young millenium, and a real textbook example of how NOT to do comedy. The one star is for the one laugh, but I think it deserves more like a half or a quarter star. Expand
  7. RandyW
    Aug 29, 2007
    0
    So unfunny and poorly made it actually made me angry for the rest of the day. Something no other film has done to me before. The lead character has no business being in a studio film or any film at all and I hope this is the last the American public ever sees of him. Expand

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