BASEketball

Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
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  1. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    60
    The vulgar, obvious humor of Zucker brother David and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone elicits easy, guilty laughs, yet the material has an underlying innocence that's just shy of good clean fun.
  2. I was bored well before the end, but found the first half hour pretty funny.
  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. 50
    When I watch a comedy, I want it either to present endearing characters in fun situations or to make me laugh frequently. BASEketball accomplishes neither objective.
  5. Not half-bad. It's about three- quarters bad, actually, but what's left offers some goof-off fun.
  6. 50
    Is it funny? Sporadically.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Sports-satire misfire. [31 July 1998, p. 2E]
  8. Reviewed by: David Kehr
    50
    Satire goes 'south' in gross mismatch of hot comic duo and "Airplane" director. [31 July 1998, p. 46]
  9. 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.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Bendik
    Aug 23, 2007
    5
    This movie is so bad that it was funny.
  2. 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,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. Full Review »
  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 geniusesThis 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. Full Review »