BASEketball

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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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. 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. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Sports-satire misfire. [31 July 1998, p. 2E]
  4. I was bored well before the end, but found the first half hour pretty funny.
  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. 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. 0
    Some of the most heavy-handed, laughless, uninspired attempts at comedy since prime time. But I still dig “South Park.” Let’s forget this ever happened.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  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. 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. Collapse
  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 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 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. 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 sportsThe 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. 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 thethis 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
  6. Oct 5, 2015
    6
    To truly like this film you have to know who the two main Actors in the film are-Trey Parker and Matt Stone.They of course are the creators ofTo truly like this film you have to know who the two main Actors in the film are-Trey Parker and Matt Stone.They of course are the creators of South Park and are extremely talented as the success of South Park can prove.As Actors they are are alright,mostly acting natural as themselves.Let's face it,this is A Naked Gun-type Comedy.There are quite A lot of funny moments,however the reason I don't really score it higher than I did is of two things really-the Movie taking way too long and some crude scenes.

    The length of it went A tad longer than I would of liked.There are A lot parts of the Movie that could of been edited differently as to shorten them as some scenes go on way too long thus extending the length of the Movie overall.My other gripe with the Movie is some of the crude scenes.Now,I am not A prude and I do understand the reason in which they were intended and it does makes sense within the Movie.However,some of them were just too gross for Me and felt like they were there just for shock value rather than genuine comedy.

    The rest of the Movie has good Veteran Actors in it that are instantly recognizable.The rest of the cast do their best and it comes off as good performances all around.The main positive for Me was Trey Parker and Matt Stone.Overall,it was all about them and I am sure that was the selling point of the Movie when it was released.Other than that it's A fair comedy,but nothing too memorable.
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  7. Bendik
    Aug 23, 2007
    5
    This movie is so bad that it was funny.

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