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Semi-Pro

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

March 01, 2008

Director :

Kent Alterman

Starring :

Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin, Will Arnett, Jay Phillips, Josh Braaten, Rob Corddry, DeRay Davis, David Koechner, Maura Tierney, Jackie Earle Haley

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B-

“..this movie's nothing more or less than that huge fake-lookin' 'fro on Will Ferrell's head: untidy, familiar and kinda fun..”
by Glenn Gaslin [E! Online]
3 of 5

“..It's madcap and thoroughly nutty, but that's also what makes it work..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2 of 4

“..Erratic, overlong and repetitive..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
2.5 of 4

“..Although not exactly a slam dunk, Semi-Pro is definitely more than semi-funny...”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : C

“..a movie that is way too simple-minded for adults on an ABA nostalgia trip, and way too dirty for kids..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
2 of 5

“..a disappointing comedy that even die-hard Ferrell fans will struggle to enjoy..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret Morning News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ken Fox [TV Guide]
2 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Chris Knight [National Post]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]

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THE INTRUDERS :

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