Semi-Pro

The Greatest Fro on Earth


Semi-Pro
Set back in the 1970s world of American Basketball, as two rival leagues were consolidating into one. Our hero owns a struggling team, stone last in their league. Determined to make it into the new league, he wangles a new player close to retirement to revive his team. This player brings some baggage in the form of a distracting former girlfriend. Although the film would like to be a comedy, it plays more like a standard sports underdog movie, and failed to impress the critics.

93 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Comedy, Sports.

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Credits

Cast
Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner
Director
Kent Alterman
ScreenplayScot Armstrong
MusicTheodore Shapiro
CinematographyShane Hurlbut
EditingDebra Neil-Fisher
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byDonner's Company, Mosaic Media Group, New Line Cinema, Road Rebel

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageVery strong and frequent, includes some blasphemy
NudityNone
SexFrequent strong sexual references and strongly implied sex scene
ViolenceLow impact comedic violence
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
2


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Kevin Crust
10
BBC
Anna Smith quote iconOne of Ferrell's weakest to date.
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconLazy and erratic
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconOn the whole, if you're on the prowl for a Ferrell yuk-fest, you'd do better renting one of his more successful comedies than spending money on this faux sports dud.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconCritics 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.
13
ScreenIt
quote iconThe bigger issue, however, is that the material just isn't clever, creative and/or funny enough to score.
4
Metacritic.com
29 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
129 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAn intermittently funny, half-hearted attempt at sports satire.
4

What the People say

Internet
6421 Netizens quote iconSilly movie...but what did you expect?
12

Average .. 43%

9

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