(2007)

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38

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75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Stupendously silly but viciously funny.
63
The first movie combining Ping-Pong and kung-fu and co-starring Maggie Q. How many could there be?
63
Even at just 90 minutes, Balls of Fury - with its caricatures of the Asian underworld, with its G-man malarkey and gay jokes (Feng keeps an all-boy bevy of sex slaves) - begins to outstay its welcome.
63
The movie flaunts its ridiculousness and offers a relentless string of jokes about blindness, groin-bashing, and bodily odors.
63
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.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
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.
50
The real trouble is that it's supposed to be an outrageous comedy, but in fact it's fairly tame and not all that funny.
50
Miami Herald
The few jokes it does land can't make this more than a look-what's-on-late-night-cable event.
50
In the grand tradition of "Beerfest" and "Bladels of Glory," this insistently ludicrous -- and not entirely unfunny -- two-joke comedy satirizes an old Hollywood standby: the big-comeback sports movie.
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.
0
A joke of a title in search of a movie with a single good joke.

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