Semi-Pro (2008) Judging from this low-scoring sports comedy about the mystique of men with balls, Will Ferrell needs to call a time-out from belly baring to refocus… 2008-02-29 R PT90M Comedy Sports Will Ferrell Andre Benjamin Woody Harrelson Maura Tierney New Line Cinema
Movie Review

Semi-Pro (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
Will Ferrell, Semi-Pro | WILL POWER? Semi-Pro is minor-league Ferrell
WILL POWER? Semi-Pro is minor-league Ferrell
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Feb 29, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 90 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Sports; With: Will Ferrell; Distributor: New Line Cinema

Judging from this low-scoring sports comedy about the mystique of men with balls, Will Ferrell needs to call a time-out from belly baring to refocus his fan-favorite game of playing clueless male doofuses. In Semi-Pro, as a faded one-hit pop star and the owner/promoter/coach of the Flint Tropics, a wishfully named struggling basketball team in the bad-plaid 1970s, the big goofball relies too much on the funny hair and swingin' postures of the era as punchlines in themselves. His teammates include Woody Harrelson and an always righteous André Benjamin, looking fly in a giant 'fro. C–

Originally posted Mar 05, 2008 Published in issue #982 Mar 14, 2008 Order article reprints