Balls of Fury

Balls of Fury
Balls of Fury
  • PG-13
  • 1h 30m
  • 2007
Rotten22%
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Watch the balls fly in this hilarious, action-packed comedy starring Christopher Walken (Hairspray) and George Lopez (The George Lopez Show)! When former professional table tennis phenomenon Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) is recruited by FBI Agent Rodriguez (Lopez) for a mission in the unsanctioned, underground and utterly unhinged world of extreme table tennis, he's determined to bounce back to his former glory and smoke out his father's killer, the arch-fiend Feng (Walken). But with danger coming at him from every angle, will Randy be able to keep his eye on the balls? From the creators of Night at the Museum and Reno 911! comes the outrageous film critics are calling "a fast, furious comedy!" (Thelma Adams, US Weekly)

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten22%
Critics Consensus: Tasteless, yet harmless, Balls of Fury nevertheless fails to generate enough laughs despite its lowbrow intentions.
Reviews
Time Out
Ben Kenigsberg
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March 3, 2019
Time Out
Drew Toal
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Nigel Floyd
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CGI-assisted ping pong and lame gags about dead pandas, simpering homos and 'Antiques Roadshow'.

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

This movie is deadly.

March 3, 2019
Miami Herald
Connie Ogle
Rotten

While it's sporadically amusing, Balls of Fury scores fewer points for humor than it could have.

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Slapstick ping-pong comedy has very slight bounce.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this vapid slapstick comedy from the creators of Reno 911! will appeal to tweens and teens, its humor is tinged with a grim undercurrent: The main character is avenging his father's death at the hands of a murderous -- if seemingly ridiculous -- letch. There are also Chinese stereotypes (one character carries a lucky cricket and dispenses with enemies using chopsticks) and a fair bit of violence, mostly cartoonish and without blood. The movie clearly has its tongue firmly in cheek, which takes the edge off the crudest humor, but it's still sex-and-body-part based.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 29, 2007
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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