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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 38 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Critics will score Semi-Pro on its missed shots. My guess is that audiences will do what they always do with Ferrell: remember when he killed them laughing. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The laughs do come, but not as readily, not as heartily and not as joyfully as you might expect. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Definitely more than semi-funny. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mildly diverting and utterly dispensable. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    For die-hard Ferrell fans, this could be the ultimate test. He has been playing variations of "Elf" for five years, and his antics have grown as stale as Jackie's socks. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The comedy is sloppy, crude and contains far too many misfires, but the film does capture the old ABA spirit in its ungainly struggles to wrestle laughs from seriously mediocre material. show more

  • 75

    Ultimately, we don't purchase tickets to Will Ferrell movies for their sweeping romantic storylines, but because he makes us laugh. And Semi-Pro offers plenty of reasons to do so. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The problem with Semi-Pro is that it keeps forgetting it's a parody of sports movies; the final scenes are supposed to be uplifting (sort of) but they're not fooling anyone. The film's much better when it just lets the guys gas and sass each other. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The humor is mostly visual -- 70s relics like Pong, Shasta and men's platform shoes compete with the sight of Ferrell squeezed into tube socks and short shorts. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Instead of a satire, they give us a tired, tedious victory-for-the-underdog story, and the unevenness of Ferrell's comedy makes it less appealing. show more

  • December 31, 2012 lukebarnhart77
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    A very funny film.

  • August 05, 2011 jtbljones
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    This movie is good and funny!!!

  • March 31, 2009 Paul Preister
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  • January 03, 2009 mattsci
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    terrible even for Will Farrell's recent stuff

  • June 30, 2008 Jav4292
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    Stupid waste of time no stars.

  • June 27, 2008 Wrstnightmre
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    I actually liked this movie it wasn't that funny but it made a great basketball story .

  • June 26, 2008 Skydiver75
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    You have to love Netflix. It makes you feel good when you rent garbage like this and know you didnt spend money at the theatre.

  • June 21, 2008 Farman
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    Horrible - do yourself a favor and do anything else - anything

  • June 14, 2008 crystalsartain
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    We are huge Will Ferrell fans, but this movie sucked!!!! I wasted 5.00 and 2 hours of my life that i will never get back:[

  • June 07, 2008 Mistagixxa1
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    Horrible. I'm a big WF fan, but this sucked bad.


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