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  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 63
    Boston Globe

    Fueled by off-kilter characters, charming and funny -- if haltingly awkward -- dialogue, and a reasonable amount of thematic ingenuity, "Blackballed" succeeds as a modest tribute to the kind of aging boys club that idles for hours in somebody's parents' rumpus room, its members tossing around big-man talk but trapped in emotional adolescence. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Corddry leads a game cast, but the film is rough around the edges...It would play better as a TV sketch. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    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. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Fails to ever come alive as a human comedy in the manner of the best mockumentaries. show more

  • 50
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    About as flat as a five day old soda. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    In the end, Blackballed doesn't take home the winner's cup, but its genial stick-to-itiveness and reasonably well-aimed humor earn the film at least a good sportsmanship trophy. show more

  • 75
    M. E. Russell Portland Oregonian

    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." show more

  • 70
    Lawrence Van Gelder The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 60
    Joe Leydon Variety

    The deliberately jittery hand-held lensing enhances the mockery in this mockumentary. show more

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