Balls of Fury (12A)

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Action and adventure

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>1</span>/5

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Time Out says

Mon Dec 17 2007

Making dumb comedies is harder than it looks: for every ‘Dodgeball’ there are dozens of excruciating failures. This ping pong parody of Bruce Lee’s ‘Enter the Dragon’, is a case in point. Nineteen years after a humiliating exit from the 1988 Olympics, washed-up table tennis prodigy Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) is a cheesy casino novelty act. Then FBI agent Ernie Rodriguez (George Lopez) asks him to infiltrate the lair of arms dealer and ping pong enthusiast Feng (Christopher Walken). So, with the help of blind mentor Mr Wong (James Hong) and his fit young niece, Maggie (Maggie Q, the villainess from ‘Live Free or Die Hard’), Randy enters a secret ‘sudden death’ contest and takes on sundry racial stereotypes. These include his blond Aryan nemesis Karl Wolfschtagg (Tom Lennon). More paunchy than raunchy, Fogler’s Def Leppard fan is a feeble riff on Jack Black’s metal-loving meathead roles. The rest is CGI-assisted ping pong and lame gags about dead pandas, simpering homos and ‘Antiques Roadshow’. Director Robert Ben Garant (‘Reno 911!: Miami’) inflicted this Chinese water torture.
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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Wed Dec 26, 2007

Duration:

90 mins

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Elizabeth

I had hoped to find a real gem when going to see 'Balls of Fury', I had hoped it would be similar to movies such as Superbad and dodgeball - I was exceedingly disappointed however. The film seemed desperate to sell itself to the Chinese and Japanese Market, which I felt became the main priority of the film, rather than being a comedy. I found the film purile and poorly written.

Elizabeth

I had hoped to find a real gem when going to see 'Balls of Fury', I had hoped it would be similar to movies such as Superbad and dodgeball - I was exceedingly disappointed however. The film seemed desperate to sell itself to the Chinese and Japanese Market, which I felt became the main priority of the film, rather than being a comedy. I found the film purile and poorly written.

Darkflux

Don't know what film some of these people where watching but it wasn't balls of fury. This is one of the best comedies i have seen in a long time.

Darkflux

Don't know what film some of these people where watching but it wasn't balls of fury. This is one of the best comedies i have seen in a long time.

dave

dont listen to 'em, people take things to seriously. i honestly thought it was hilariously stupid, worth a watch if u dont take things to serioulsy!

dave

dont listen to 'em, people take things to seriously. i honestly thought it was hilariously stupid, worth a watch if u dont take things to serioulsy!

jesus

it woz crap i gonna get god on ya now be scared bee movie betta den dis film

jesus

it woz crap i gonna get god on ya now be scared bee movie betta den dis film

ben

fantastic me and my pregnant girlfriend laughed so much she almost gave birth. a must see!

ben

fantastic me and my pregnant girlfriend laughed so much she almost gave birth. a must see!