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Reviews Have Balls of Fury

Published August 27, 2007 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Rogue Pictures.
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We have been made aware of the first official reviews to appear for Balls of Fury and, just in case you don't like those, we have also been given a batch of new clips for the comedy.

Balls of Fury Reviews


Being a goofy comedy that spoofs ping pong, one wouldn't expect the best reviews from the critics. It turns out that Balls of Fury has a great start, but gets bogged down before arriving to the credits.

Hollywood Reporter
Bottom Line: A cheerfully ridiculous chopsocky walk on the dark side of table tennis.

The pingpong balls fly fast and furious -- and for a while, so do the laughs -- in this willfully dumb sports-underdog sendup from the creators/stars of Comedy Central's "Reno! 911."

The good news is that Christopher Walken, resplendent in purple silk, isn't the film's sole redeeming element. The bad news is that even his arch-villain can't save "Balls of Fury" from losing bounce as the story proceeds. But as business for boxoffice superstar "Superbad" fades, young viewers, especially males, will flock to this martial arts action take on table tennis.



Variety
Relentlessly silly in spoofing martial-arts movie conventions, "Balls of Fury" has roughly enough laughs for a first-class trailer but wheezes, gasps and finally goes flat through much of its 90 minutes. "Reno 911!" collaborators Robert Ben Garant (who also directed) and Thomas Lennon (who co-stars) team on the script, but aside from giving pingpong its most loving and extended cinematic exposure since "Forrest Gump," they have served up at best a minor trifle that lacks the inventiveness to keep paddling in theaters for long, with better possibilities of rallying as a DVD.


Check out all the new clips for Balls of Fury by going here.

Balls of Fury opens to theatres on August 29th.

For the trailer, stills and more movie info, go to the Balls of Fury Movie Page.

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