Better than Blades of Glory, which wasnt nearly as good as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which was a little better than Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, which was almost as funny as Old School, which was better than everything else Will Ferrell had done up to that point. This is what its come down to with Ferrell: grading his movies in various shades of enh as each one blends into the next till theyre all one giant gray blob of feh. Which sells short the semi-funny Semi-Pro--essentially Major League clad in 1970s short-shorts and topped with a few fros for fun, as Ferrells washed-up one-hit blunder tries to get his woeful Flint Tropics into the NBA before the ABA vanishes out of existence. Still, you seen one Will Ferrell sports comedy, youre good. What distinguishes this one from the others: great characters, among them Woody Harrelsons washed-up vet seeking redemption and romance, Andre Benjamins blustering baller with NBA aspirations, and Andrew Dalys play-by-play man. Funny in spots, but the games four quarters--or two too many.
Kent AltermanAndre Benjamin, Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner, Rob Corddry, Matt WalshScot ArmstrongJimmy MillerNew Line Cinema