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  • Summary: Two losers from Milwaukee (Parker and Stone) invent a new game playing basketball, but using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they are thrust into the media spotlight, much to their chagrin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Thompson
    70
    BASEketball's effort and energy pay off with surprisingly abundant laughs and a few admirable shocks.
  2. The pop-culture answer to a murder-suicide, the kind of flick that serves itself up as the object of its own satire.
  3. Essentially two movies stuck together like chewing gum on a subway platform. One is a dumber-than-dumb teen comedy crammed with farcical sight-gags and raunchy adolescent humor, the other a no-holds-barred satire of professional sports, and the greed, egotism and pomposity surrounding them.
  4. Reviewed by: David Kehr
    50
    Satire goes 'south' in gross mismatch of hot comic duo and "Airplane" director. [31 July 1998, p. 46]
  5. Reviewed by: Jeff Giles
    40
    BASEketball feels stale and inert. Still, Parker and Stone have a nice, giddy rapport, and it's a kick to hear traces of Cartman and Kenny in their dude-speak.
  6. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    33
    Exhibits none of the infectious offhand tastelessness of their hit show and all of the insistent overkill of a Mel Brooks joke gone horribly wrong.
  7. Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    0
    At one point, Michaels expresses his excitement at the outcome of a game. "You're excited?" Costas yells. "Feel these nipples!" If you're old enough to see this movie without a parent or guardian and all that sounds encouraging, this review has failed, and failed badly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. JamesS
    Mar 13, 2009
    10
    A very much underrated film. Very saterical towards sports and the industry around it. Plus has similar style of humor found in South Park. What's not to love? Now excuse me while I play Nintendo. Expand
  2. Patrick
    Jan 3, 2007
    10
    I don't understand how the original Scary Movie got pretty decent reviews yet this movie, which is far less childish and far less disgusting gets terrible reviews. This movie is not the send-up of pro sports it starts out to be, no. Zucker and Parker throw their satirical ability about like it was nothing, practically showing off, and yet they make the best underdog comedy of all time. People think Dodgeball is good? Perhaps it is. But if you don't like BASEketball, that's because you haven't arrived at that humor yet. It's a movie 10 years ahead of it's humor. If it came out this year it would be a hit. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2013
    9
    This movie is essentially South Park in real life. Laughs are abundant and trey Parker and Matt Stone solidify themselves as comedic geniuses in this sports comedy. Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2013
    8
    The creative minds behind South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, star in this hilarious comedy. It comes across as almost a spoof of sports movies. It's humor is crude and immature, so don't watch this if you want to see a "smart" comedy. I for one really enjoyed this movie, the only complaint I have is that it uses too many of the cliches that sports movies use. Expand
  5. Nov 30, 2013
    8
    It was cheap, I do admit that, but I wasn't watching it for the story. I was watching it because it was hilarious. Making a new sport is hard, and giving credit that was a well put together sport, but I don't think I would want to play it. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2012
    7
    this movie is really funny and its actually fun and interesting to watch there are really hilarious jokes in this movie coming from the creators of south park you would probably already expect this but while this movie is really funny interesting some parts are just bland and others just take it really far with sexual jokes besides those 2 things this movie is pretty good also there is alot less cussing in this then i thought there would be but theres enough but that makes the movie better because they dont try to push the humor on you Expand
  7. Bendik
    Aug 23, 2007
    5
    This movie is so bad that it was funny.

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