Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Image
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  • Summary: Banned for ten years from the sport he helped to bring to the masses, Paintball's first superstar, Bobby Dukes, returns to reclaim his title and erase the memory of his tainted past. (The 7th Floor)

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Never actively unfunny. The cast is far too smart for that. But it never quite pops like it would if it were whittled down to something just a little longer than an "SNL Digital Short."
  2. The story is told in faux-documentary style, echoing the films of Christopher Guest, and if the cast never quite matches Mr. Guest's ensemble in comic inventiveness, they nonetheless manage to invest a very slight story line with a loose, scruffy charm.
  3. 67
    This is a movie about people trying to squeeze maximum recognition and pride out of the one thing they do reasonably well, and much of Blackballed's comedy comes from their attempts to maintain their dignity when they fail.
  4. Fails to ever come alive as a human comedy in the manner of the best mockumentaries.
  5. Overlong at just 91 minutes, Brant Sersen's sardonic sports mockumentary would have made a hilarious short film. Instead, it's a mildly amusing feature that takes a few too many potshots at some very broad targets.
  6. 50
    Corddry leads a game cast, but the film is rough around the edges...It would play better as a TV sketch.
  7. Though the performances are surprisingly good - the characters are drawn with a broad brush, but the actors, almost all professional comics, hit all the right notes - the material just isn't funny enough to justify the film's length.

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